• 2008 Gold Proof £2 Olympics Centenary Coin reverse
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  • 2008 Gold Proof £2 Olympics Centenary Coin reverse
  • 2008 Gold Proof £2 Olympics Centenary Coin obverse
  • 2008 Gold Proof £2 Olympics Centenary Coin in presentation box
  • 2008 Gold Proof £2 Olympics Centenary Coin side view
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2008 London Olympic Centenary 4th Olympiad Gold Proof £2 Coin

This 2008 London Olympic Games Gold Proof £2 celebrates the Centenary of the 4th Olympiad. The 1908 London Olympic Games were the first time the event was held in London.

Each of these coins is struck from 22 carat (0.916 fine) gold and issued to a proof finish. This two pound (or double sovereign) contains double the amount of gold found in a sovereign, 0.4708 troy ounces. 

The coins come in wooden presentation boxes, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

As a fitting tribute to the date the Olympic Games were held, only 1,908 of these coins were minted.


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Centenary of the 4th Olympiad

The modern Olympic Games began in 1896. Held every four years, the 4th Olympiad took place in London in 1908. This coin celebrates 100 years since the games. It was also issued to mark the run-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, also held in London.


The obverse features the portrait fourth coinage portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The text reads:



The reverse was designed by Thomas Docherty and features a running track as the central image. The date '1908' represents the 1908 Olympic Games which were held in London.

The text reads:


1908 TWO POUNDS 2008


Diameter28.4 mm
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.471
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure1,908
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerThomas Docherty
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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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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