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Coin: Two pounds 2012 (Olympic Games Handover)
Description

Commemorating the London Olympic Games 2012 Handover to Rio de Janeiro.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (One year types)
Year2012 CurrentYes
Mintage845,000 (845000)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialOuter: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc). Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel). DesignerJonathan Olliffe
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.4000 Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)12
Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·

Reverse

The design depicts the moment of a baton handover in a relay race. The hand holding the baton descends from top right, above a sweeping UK flag which twists to become the flag of Brazil below the hand reaching up from bottom left to take the baton. Inscription "LONDON 2012" top left, "RIO 2016" bottom right. The London 2012 olympic logo is at the very top of the coin.

Reverse inscription

LONDON 2012 RIO 2016

Edgeinscribed Edge inscription

I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD

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