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1996 Celebration Of Football Two Pound Silver Proof Coin

1996 Celebration of Football £2 Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 1996 Celebration Of Football Two Pound Silver Proof Coin

In 1996, England hosted the tenth UEFA European Football Championship. To celebrate, The Royal Mint released this silver proof Two Pound coin with a reverse crafted by sculptor John Wills. In a simple but instantly recognisable design, the coin gives the impression of a football – the unusual dished effect adding to the image. The date ‘1996’ sits in the centre of the ball, and is surrounded by sixteen small rings symbolising each team that would participate in the finals. The edge inscription reads ‘THE TENTH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP’. The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth II in her third definitive portrait by Raphael Maklouf. From a limited mintage of 25,163 coins, this edition is struck in 15.98 grams of .925 sterling silver. Delivered in its original packaging with a certificate of authenticity.
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Third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS'.


Designed by John Mills. Football inspired, central pentagon inscribed: '1996'. Centre surrounded by 16 small rings.


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


From a limited mintage of 25,163 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.


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