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2012 UK Coin £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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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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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
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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.

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 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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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

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

Orders under £60

  • 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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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • 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. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.