The Official Commonwealth Games Silver Piedfort Collection, Coin Set from United Kingdom - detailed information

The Official Commonwealth Games Silver Piedfort Collection
Set NameThe Official Commonwealth Games Silver Piedfort Collection

In 2002 to mark the celebration of sporting excellence, the Royal Mint issued a Limited Issue Silver Proof Piedfort collection of four £2 Two Pound Coins to celebrate the XVII Commonwealth Games.
The reverse is the work of artist and sculptor Matthew Bonaccorsi, a skilled member of the Royal Mint engraving team, whose design was the winning entry in a competition.

Representing celebration, victory and sportsmanship it shows a moving figure holding aloft a banner, the top of which is divided into lines symbolising the lanes of a running track or swimming pool.

There are four versions of the coin, one for each of the participating teams from the United Kingdom. They are featured in turn, by their flags appearing in cameo. The reverses of the coins are selectively colour-enamelled.

The set also includes a booklet and a XVII Commonwealth Games Plaque. The plaque measure 35 mm x 35 mm, weighs 15.81 grams and is gold plated on nickel-brass. The smaller logo on the plaque is depicted in bright colours.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage3,497
PackagingIndividually encapsulated coins in luxury wooden presentation box
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Coin Set Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Issued2002
Coins4
Mintage3,497
Coins GradeProof FDC
Material0.925 Silver
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Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomPSS10-2002