2012 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Gold Proof Olympic Handover to Rio

2012 UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Gold Proof Olympic Handover to Rio

The 2012 Olympic Handover to Rio £2 coin was issued to mark the handover from London to the next Olympic Games host, Rio de Janeiro.

This proof coin is struck in 22 carat gold and comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.


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The 2012 Olympic Handover £2 coin was also produced in the following finishes: uncirculated, brilliant uncirculated in a presentation folder, silver proof and silver proof piedfort.

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The obverse features the fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, with the inscription: ELIZABETH II D G REG FID DEF TWO POUNDS 2012

Designed by Jonathan Olliffe, the reverse features an engraving of two hands meeting, handing over the Olympic relay baton over, with a sweeping flag of the United Kingdom twisting into the Brazilian flag. The legend (inscription) reads: LONDON 2012 RIO 2016.

Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 15.98g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Silver Weight 0.4707 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Ian Rank Broadley
Reverse Designer Jonathan Olliffe
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage  1,200
Finish Proof

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

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 re calculates 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.

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