The silver proof Commonwealth Games set comes complete with a blue velvet presentation box and a gold plated plaque featuring the Commonwealth Games logo.
Please note that the silver proof £2 coins do suffer from toning which does add character to the coins.
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.
The silver proof version of these coins comes complete in a blue velvet presentation box and an information folder and a Commonwealth Games Plaque.
The plaque measure 35mm x 35mm, weighs 15.81 grams and is gold plated on nickel-brass.
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 running 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's work of the above was a winning entry in a design competition.
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||1.428|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Matthew Bonaccorsi|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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