There is a two pound coin for 2008 to commemorate the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. Since 1986. the Royal Mint has issued two pound coins, often with special commemorative themes. For 2008, there is one for the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. There is also a "definitive" version in addition.
In 2008 the Royal Mint is striking a new commemorative £2 coin with a specially designed reverse celebrating the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. The £2 coin is displayed in an attractive folder rich in imagery and information on the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. The coin is subject to a strict promotional embargo date of 24th August 2008 - The 2008 £2 coin bears a special commemorative design on its reverse - The commemorative coin is displayed in an informative and fully illustrated presentation folder. The £2 coin for 2008, struck in honour of the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony, displays on its reverse the commemorative design specially created by Royal Mint Engraving Team for this celebration. Produced to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, each coin is presented in a beautifully illustrated folder. Celebrating the successful London 2012 bid and symbolising 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 are the Closing Ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. At each of these events there will be a cermony to mark the official handover of the Games to the next Host City. The Olympic Flag is passed from the Mayor of Beijing to the Mayor of London, followed by a short performance inviting the world to London for the 2012 Games