2008 Olympic Handover Ceremony £2 Circulated

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Description

To commemorate both the successful bid and the official handover from Beijing to London, The Royal Mint struck a commemorative £2 coin which featured the iconic Olympic Flag and the London 2012 logo on its reverse. Two outstretched hands complete the symbolic status of the coin and lines reminiscent of a running track surround the central design.

Specifications

Issued 2008
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5mm
Composition Outer: Nickel-brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint Engraving Team
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
Mintage 918,000*

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