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2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio 2016 £2 Coins

2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio coins were issued to commemorate the Olympic Handover from London 2012 to Rio 2016.

At the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the world watched as London handed over the mantle to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.

This coin was the final coin in The Royal Mint’s London 2012 Coin Programme and celebrated the milestone with an evocative design by Jonathan Olliffe.

The design depicts the moment of a baton handover in a relay race.

2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio Circulated
2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio Circulated

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2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio £2 Coin Worth?

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Mintage Figures

The mintage figures for the 2012 Olympic Games Handover to Rio are:

Base Metal845,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)28,356
Silver Proof3,781
Silver Proof Piedfort2,000
Gold Proof771

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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