On 10 March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell completely revolutionised the world of communication when he achieved the world’s first successful telephone transmission. Changing the way in which we communicate forever, his innovation of the telephone is arguably one of the most important breakthroughs in modern history.
Whilst Bell would go on to invent numerous other devices throughout his career, including the metal detector, his name is synonymous with telephone technology. During a golden age of invention, he remains one of the most important inventors of his time and many consider him a true audio visionary.
In 2022, we are proud to celebrate this brilliant inventor in the centenary year of his death with a commemorative UK £2 coin. Featuring a reverse design by the talented artist Henry Gray, whose previous numismatic work also includes the reverse design for the British Red Cross UK 50p Coin, the coin depicts the dial of a push-button phone, along with the words ‘PIONEER OF THE TELEPHONE’ cleverly inscribed on the buttons.