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.
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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The mintage figures for the 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony are:
|Base Metal||918,000 coins entered circulation|
|Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)||165,838|
|Silver Proof Piedfort||1,619|
|Composition||Outer: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)|
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
|Obverse Designers||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||The Royal Mint Engraving Team|
|Edge Inscription||I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD|