2012 Gold 2 Pound Coin – Handover to Rio

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At the end of a very successful (for the UK) London Olympics there followed the tradition of handing over to the next Olympic Games host Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This coin commemorates the the London 2012 Handover to Rio. The two pounds piece is made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold Fineness of 0.916), and weighs 15.98 grams. It has a diameter of 28.40mm.

The design (by Jonathan Olliffe) 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.

The legend reads "LONDON 2012" top left, "RIO 2016" bottom right. The London 2012 olympic logo is at the very top of the coin.

The edge is milled and the edge inscription is "I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD" which is part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Presidents handover speech "..I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in.."

The obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.




The coin was housed originally in its Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule, presented in its Royal Mint wooden case, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Mintage: 1,200 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 2012
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