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2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony £2 Coins

2008 Olympic Handover Ceremony £2

To commemorate both the successful bid and the official handover from Beijing to London, The Royal Mint struck a commemorative £2 coin which featured on its reverse the iconic Olympic Flag and the London 2012 logo.

2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony circulated
2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony circulated

Two outstretched hands complete the symbolic status of the coin and surrounding the central design are lines reminiscent of a running track.

Around, the inscription BEIJING 2008 LONDON 2012.

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Recent eBay sold listings for this coin indicate that the current value for a circulated coin in good condition is £5.00.

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Mintage Figures

The mintage figures for the 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony are:

Base Metal918,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)165,838
Silver Proof6,481
Silver Proof Piedfort1,619
Gold Proof1,908

Coin Specification

Issued2008
Diameter28.4mm
Weight12.0g
Thickness2.5 mm
CompositionOuter: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse DesignersIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerThe Royal Mint Engraving Team
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionI CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD

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