Celebrating the 17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester, this brilliant uncirculated coin set contains four £2 coins, representing each home nation.
This coin set comes in a green presentation folder which changes to a display case.
In 2002, as the latest in this series of £2 coins, the Royal Mint is producing a series of designs commemorating the 17th Commonwealth Games held in Manchester.
This is particularly suitable as the first of the modern £2 coins issued in 1986 also honoured the Commonwealth Games of that year held in Edinburgh.
The brilliant uncirculated version of these coins comes complete in a presentation folder. The folder explains the history of The Games, and shows pictures of triple jumper Jonathan Edwards and other athletes.
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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