The 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester is celebrated on the £2 coins issued in the same year.
The coins come with a token representing the 17th Games which is encased and housed in a green presentation box. The box can be used to display the set.
The base metal proof version of these coin sets comes complete in a presentation box which also allows the coins to be put on display.
There is an information booklet including with the set which explains the history of the games.
Other four coin sets to celebrate the 2002 Commonwealth Games are;
The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley's design of Queen Elizabeth.
The legend reads "ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF"
The edge inscription reads "SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP. MANCHESTER 2002"
There are four different designs, all similar except that the central cameo features in turn the flags of, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The obverse depicts a runner holding a banner which resembles a runnign track in a victory pose as they cross the line.
Between the banner and the finish line is a flag in a circle. Each coin represents a different flag from one of the home nations.
The legend reads "XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2002" on the right side of the coin.
Matthew Bonaccorsi work of the above was a winning entry in a design competition.
|Alloy||Inner: Cupro-Nickel - Outer: Nickel Brass|
|Reverse Designer||Matthew Bonaccorsi|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Edge Inscription||Spirit of Friendship. Manchester 2002|
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