Buy the 1986 Commonwealth Games £2 Silver Proof Coin
This is the first decimal two pound coin that was introduced in 1986. Issued to commemorate the Commonwealth Games, this is the silver proof version which comes in a box and with a certificate.
The obverse (head side) is the third major portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ralph David Maklouf, FRSA.
It came into use in 1985 and continued until 1997 inclusive, a total of thirteen years.
The reverse design is a thistle encircled by a laurel wreath superimposed on the cross of Saint Andrew.
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.
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