2008 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Grade B Silver Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony

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2008 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Grade B Silver Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony

Buy the 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Silver Proof £2

This two pound coin was issued in 2008 to commemorate the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. Struck in sterling silver, this proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

Please note these two pounds have a slight clouding/toning. This is typical in the silver proof £2 coins and will eventually turn into iridescent toning.

£27.50

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Grade B

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Please note these two pounds have a slight clouding/toning. This is typical in the silver proof £2 coins and will eventually turn into iridescent toning.

In 2008 the Royal Mint struck a new commemorative £2 coin with a specially designed reverse celebrating the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. The engraving on the reverse displays the commemorative design specially created by Royal Mint Engraving Team for this celebration. The edge of the coin bears the inscription I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD.

Since 1986, the Royal Mint has issued two pound coins, often with special commemorative themes. There were three £2 coins in 2008 including this one; the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony and the Technology coin.

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The obverse features the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley with the inscription ELIZABETH ·II·D·G·REG·FID·DEF·TWO POUNDS. The engraver's initials IRB are located below the truncated neck of the Queen.

The reverse bears an engraving by the Royal Mint Engraving Team shows the Olympic flag being passed from one hand to another with the 2012 London Olympic logo.

Denomination £2
Alloy 0.925
Finish Silver Proof
Diameter 28.40mm
Weight 12g
Reverse Designer Royal Mint Engraving Team
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Inscription I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
Mint The Royal Mint
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