£2 Coin Checker - 2008 London Olympic Games of 1908 £2 Coin

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The Olympic Games 1908 Progarmme
The Olympic Games 1908 Progarmme

After originally being planned to take place in Rome, the 1908 Olympic Games were moved to London when Mount Vesuvius erupted and money was needed to rebuild the city instead. The White City Stadium was quickly built, and featured a running track, cycling track on the outside of this, and a swimming and diving pool in the middle – almost all the Olympic events were held in this one stadium.

This £2 coin designed by Thomas T Docherty shows a running track with "1908" within it. This is surrounded by "London Olympic Centenary" and the edge inscription states "THE FOURTH OLYMPIAD LONDON". The obverse used is Ian Rank-Broadley's design.

Only 910,000 of this design were produced, making it quite a rare coin so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

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2008 London Olympic Games of 1908
2008 London Olympic Games of 1908 £2

Join the Coin Hunt: This £2 coin can be found in your change, on average you would see one of this coin design in every 1314 two pound coins received as change.

How much is the London Olympic Games of 1908 2 pound coin worth?
London Olympic Games of 1908 £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £4.80 and £5.31.

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London Olympic Games of 1908 coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint Engraving Team
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON
Year 2008
How many London Olympic Games of 1908 £2 coins were minted? 910,000

Minting errors: Is there a London Olympic Games of 1908 £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The inscription on the edge of the coin THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.

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