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The Commonwealth Games - England £2 Coin can be found in your change: 650,500 coins dated 2002 were struck to enter circulation.
This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 09 July 2001.
The circulation (CIRC) £2 is worth £10. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Commonwealth Games - England £2 Coin was available from £14.95 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £26.
There are 37 UK £2 coin designs that can be found in your change - find out which £2 coins are the most valuable?
In 2002 the seventeenth (XVII) Commonwealth Games was hosted by the city of Manchester.
72 nations took part, including the 4 nations that make up the United Kingdom.
650,500 of the English flag design were released, but it can look very similar to the Northern Ireland flag £2 coin, so make sure to check carefully.
The stylised figure of an athlete holding a banner, with, in front, the inscription "XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2002" and the value "£2" and, behind, a circular cartouche containing a flag representing EnglandDesign by: Matthew Bonaccorsi
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the inscription "ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRA • REG • FID • DEF •".Coin Edge
The 2.5mm milled edge is inscribed with the text "SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP,MANCHESTER 2002".Coin Specification
The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Commonwealth Games - England £2 Coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.
Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.
Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks.
Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 650,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 22 years.