Celebrating the Olympic Handover from Beijing 2008 to London 2012

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Specifications

Issued 2008
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse The Royal Mint engraving team
Edge Milled
Inscription I call upon the youth of the world
Mintage 918,000
 

Design details:


To commemorate both the successful bid and the official handover from Beijing to London, The Royal Mint struck a commemorative 2 coin which featured on its reverse the iconic Olympic Flag and the London 2012 logo. Two outstretched hands complete the symbolic status of the coin and surrounding the central design are lines reminiscent of a running track.
 

text source and credit the Royal Mint