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2 Pounds - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Olympics Handover

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Olympics Handover) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Olympics Handover) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = 2.58 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in nickel brass ring
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1244,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4953
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

London 2012 Olympics, Handover to Rio

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRA·REG·FID·DEF
IRB
·TWO POUNDS·2012·

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

A baton being passed between two hands above flags of the UK and Brazil and below the London 2012 logo.

Lettering:
LONDON 2012
JAO
RIO 2016

Engraver: Jonathan Olliffe

Edge

Reeded with incuse legend

Lettering: I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Olympics Handover) -  obverse

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ND (2012)  845,000 5.59 5.59 8.73 92%
ND (2012)  28,356 10% BU

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