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2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin in Box
2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin in Box
2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Silver Proof Two Pound Coin Certificate
2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Silver Proof Two Pound Certificate
Obverse of 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin
Obverse of 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin
Reverse of 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin
Reverse of 2008 Olympic Games Handover Ceremony Two Pound Coin
2008 Two Pounds Coin - Olympic Games Handover Ceremony
There is a two pound coin for 2008 to commemorate the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony.

Since 1986. the Royal Mint has issued two pound coins, often with special commemorative themes. For 2008, there is one for the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. There is also a "definitive" version in addition.

According to the Royal Mint

In 2008 the Royal Mint is striking a new commemorative £2 coin with a specially designed reverse celebrating the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. The £2 coin is displayed in an attractive folder rich in imagery and information on the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony. The coin is subject to a strict promotional embargo date of 24th August 2008 - The 2008 £2 coin bears a special commemorative design on its reverse - The commemorative coin is displayed in an informative and fully illustrated presentation folder.

The Olympic Games Handover Ceremony £2 in Presentation Folder
The £2 coin for 2008, struck in honour of the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony, displays on its reverse the commemorative design specially created by Royal Mint Engraving Team for this celebration. Produced to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, each coin is presented in a beautifully illustrated folder.

The Olympic Games Handover Ceremony £2 Coin
Celebrating the successful London 2012 bid and symbolising the Handover Ceremony which took place on the 24th August 2008 at the close of the Beijing Olympic Games. The first major event for London 2012 are the Closing Ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. At each of these events there will be a cermony to mark the official handover of the Games to the next Host City. The Olympic Flag is passed from the Mayor of Beijing to the Mayor of London, followed by a short performance inviting the world to London for the 2012 Games.

Reverse
The design that graces the reverse is by Royal Mint Engraving Team, who chose as the central feature of the Olympic Flag and the London 2012 logo. The words "BEIJING 2008" and "LONDON 2012" surround the design along the outer ring.

Different Versions

Obverse
The Fourth Portrait
The fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, as used on all British coins from 1998.
The legend (inscription) reads:
ELIZABETH II D G REG FID DEF
TWO POUNDS

Reverse
The reverse shows a simple but pleasing design.
The legend (inscription) reads:
BEIJING 2008
LONDON 2012

Edge
I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD

Specifications
VersionDiameterWeightAlloyActual Metal Weight
Gold Proof28.4015.97.91660.4707
Silver Proof28.4012.00.9250.3569
Specimen28.4012.00  

Notes to Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of metal content.
AMW = Fine metal content in troy ounces.

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Gold Proof
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