Four UK Two Pound coins. Showing the inscription on the edge: Standing on the shoulders of giants.

Today’s bit of useless information: The phrase “Standing on the shoulders of giants” inscribed on the edge of a £2 coin, was famously used by Sir Isaac Newton to express how one scientist can see and understand more because his work is built up on the work of those who have gone before.

However according to wikipedia ( the quote originally comes from one Bernard of Chartres