Commonwealth Games in Scotland



Issued 1986
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 15.97g
Composition Nickel-brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc, 5.5% nickel)
Obverse Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Norman Sillman
Inscription 1986
Mintage 8,212,184
B.U pack C
3.95 L
1986 I
xxxxxx C
No sales data K

Design details:

Prior to the introduction of the bi-metallic 2 into general circulation the Royal Mint issued a number of nickel-brass, commemorative 2 coins.
The commemorative 2 coins were issued to mark special occasions rather than for use in general circulation. They are legal tender but contrary to popular belief this does not mean that banks and retailers automatically have to accept them.

The thirteenth Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh in 1986, and are well remembered for being boycotted by 32 of the 59 eligible countries who did not agree with Britain's sporting connections to South Africa during the Apartheid era. The reverse design features a thistle encircled by a laurel wreath over the cross of St Andrew. This 2 was the first British coin issued to commemorate a sporting event

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