£2 Coin Checker - 2012 Handover to Rio £2 Coin

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London 2012 Handover to Rio Commemorative £2 Coin
London 2012 Handover to Rio Commemorative £2 Coin

The London 2012 Olympic games finished with the closing ceremony, in which Rio received the Olympic flag in the handover. This marked the end of the Olympic games in London, and the start of Rio's responsibility to carry on the games, in 2016.

The reverse design (by Jonathan Olliffe) of this £2 coin shows a baton being passed to symbolise the handover, accompanied by flags from both the United Kingdom and Rio. A running track is shown below and the London 2012 logo is above this. The words "London 2012" and "Rio 2016" are seen on the outer ring of the coin. Ian Rank-Broadley's 4th portrait obverse design is used.

The edge inscription "I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD" is part of the speech made by the International Olympic Committee President made at the end of each Olympic games, closing the current games and calling upon the youth of the world to "assemble four years from now" in the next host country.

With a mintage of 845,000, this is a very collectable coin and circulated could be worth up to 4x face value.

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2012 Handover to Rio
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How much is the Handover to Rio 2 pound coin worth?
Handover to Rio £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £4.82 and £5.29.

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Handover to Rio coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Jonathan Olliffe
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
Year 2012
How many Handover to Rio £2 coins were minted? 845,000

Minting errors: Is there a Handover to Rio £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 I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD 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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