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Commonwealth Games - England £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to celebrate Team England at the seventeenth (XVII) Commonwealth Games in 2002 hosted by the city of Manchester
2002 £2 Coin Commonwealth Games - England

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 650,500
BU Mintage: 18,812

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.

Coin Value - How much is my Commonwealth Games - England £2 coin worth?


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 £20.

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Close up of England flag on the Commonwealth Games £2 coin
Close up of England flag on the Commonwealth Games £2 coin

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.

2002 Commonwealth Games £2 Coin
2002 Commonwealth Games £2 Coin
Coin Reverse (tails side)

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 England

Design by: Matthew Bonaccorsi

Coin Obverse (heads side)

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

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 2002

Coin condition and quality

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.