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.
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.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Silver Weight||0.4707 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Jonathan Olliffe|