Celebrating the Olympic Handover from London 2012 to Rio 2016

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Specifications

Issued 2012
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 Jonathan Olliffe
Edge Milled
Inscription I call upon the youth of the world
Mintage 845,000
 

Design details:


At the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the world watched as London handed over the mantle to the next Host City, Rio de Janeiro.

This, the final coin in The Royal Mintís London 2012 Coin programme, celebrated the milestone with an evocative design by Jonathan Olliffe.
 

text source and credit the Royal Mint