• 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24108
  • 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24107
  • 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24109
  • 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24108
  • 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24107
  • 2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony 24109
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2008 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Olympics Handover Ceremony

Buy the 2008 Olympic Handover Gold Proof Two Pound Coin.

This £2 coin was issued to commemorate the Olympic handover from Beijing to London.

  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • Issued to a proof finish
  • Comes in the original presentation box with certificate of authentication
  • Limited Mintage 3,250 (includes coins in sets)


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Olympic Handover Ceremony

Issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate the official handover ceremony of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London.

This proof £2 coin celebrates the successful London 2012 bid and symbolises the Handover Ceremony which took place on the 24th August 2008 at the close of the Beijing Olympic Games. The first major event for London 2012 Olymics was the Closing Ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. At each of these events there was a cermony to mark the official handover of the Games to the next host city. The Olympic Flag was passed from the Mayor of Beijing to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, followed by a short performance which invited the world to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

This 2008 £2 coin was issued in a number of different finishes. Uncirculated for circulation, Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder and as proof coins. The proof coins were issued as silver proof, silver proof piedfort and gold proof. These proof issues come in a presentation box with a certificate.

The edge bears the inscription:



The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley with the inscription:



Designed by The Royal Mint Engraving Team, the reverse bears an engraving of the Olympic Flag and the London 2012 logo. The words "BEIJING 2008" and "LONDON 2012" surround the design along the outer ring.


Diameter 28.40mm
Weight 15.98g
Alloy 22 Carat
Fineness 916.6
Actual Gold Content 14.63g
Actual Gold Content 0.4707 Troy Ounce
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint Engraving Team
Mint Royal Mint
Edge Milled
Mintage 3,250 (includes coins in sets)
Finish Proof
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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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All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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