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1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games £2 Silver Proof

1986 Edinburgh XIII Commonwealth Games £2 Silver Proof Boxed
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The thirteenth Commonwealth Games opened in Edinburgh on 24 July 1986. This Two Pound silver proof coin, released to mark the occasion, was the first UK commemorative coin with a sporting theme. The obverse shows a portrait of Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. The reverse features a design by British sculptor Norman Sillman which includes a Scottish thistle overlaid on Saint Andrew’s cross: both instantly recognisable symbols of Scotland. A great addition to any collection of Scottish or sporting memorabilia. From a limited issue of 59,779, struck in 15.98 grams of .925 sterling silver. You’ll receive this collectible coin in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse 

Third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D  · TWO POUNDS ·'.

Reverse

Designed by Norman Sillman. Centre features crown of laurel leaves and Scottish thistle on background of St Andrew’s cross. Above: '1986'.

Specification

15.98 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres. Struck to proof standard.

Presentation

From a limited mintage of 59,779 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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