• 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23712
  • 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23713
  • 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23711
  • 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23712
  • 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23713
  • 1986 UK Coin £2 BU Commonwealth Games 23711
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1986 Base Metal £2 Coin BU - Commonwealth Games

Buy the 1986 Commonwealth Games £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

This is the first decimal two pound coin that was introduced in 1986. Issued to commemorate the Commonwealth Games, this coin is struck in a brilliant uncirculated finish and comes in a colourful presentation card.



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The decimal nickel-brass two pound coins which were produced by The Royal Mint from 1986 to 1996. They were modelled on the previous gold issues, having the same weight and diameter, although thicker. It is not uncommon for people to think they have found a gold coin in their coins, however, the true gold coin is struck in a proof finish and is a more coppery colour.

The entire series of seven different designs in five different years were all commemorative coins, produced largely to appeal to collectors. All are available in different version.

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The obverse bears the third UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created by Ralph David Maklouf, FRSA. The coin bears the inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F·D · TWO POUNDS ·


The reverse design of a thistle encircled by a laurel wreath superimposed on the cross of Saint Andrew was created by Norman Sillman. The design is in recognition of the thirteenth Commonwealth Games which were held in Scotland in that year. The 1986 £2 was the first British coin issued to commemorate a sporting event.


Diameter 28.40mm
Weight 31.96g
Alloy Nickel-Brass
Obverse Designer Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Designer Norman Sillman
Mint Royal Mint
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated


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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

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