2008 London Olympic Games of 1908 £2

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Description

Coin will arrive in circulated condition

About This Design

The first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens in 1896, the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. His dream was to bring together people of the world in a spirit of friendly competition where leading athletes could strive for victory and personal excellence. Since then, the Olympic Games have become the greatest festival of sport in the world. The first time they were held in London was in 1908 at the purpose-built stadium in White City and to celebrate the centenary of those Games, The Royal Mint struck a commemorative £2 coin. Designed by Royal Mint coin designer Thomas T. Docherty, the £2 coin featured a running track, an image that is strongly associated with the Olympic Games. The anniversary date of 1908 is positioned within the track, with the words ‘London Olympic Centenary’ encircling the design. The incuse edge inscription, ‘THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON’, completes the design.

Specifications

Issued 2008
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5mm
Composition Outer: Nickel-brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint Engraving Team
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON
Mintage 910,000*

Additional information

Weight 0.013 kg

31 reviews for 2008 London Olympic Games of 1908 £2

  1. Andrea C. (verified owner)

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  5. Catherine S. (verified owner)

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    great item, in good condition, quickly delivered

  6. Andrew T. (verified owner)

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  7. Frank F. (verified owner)

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    Very pleased with coin at a fair price, will buy again.

  8. Barry N. (verified owner)

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    A nice coin for a fair price. 1 happy customer

  9. Steve Salter (verified owner)

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  10. Frank F. (verified owner)

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    Quick delivery and good price.

  11. MILES SMITH (verified owner)

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    Good circ condition. Fair price.

  12. Robert (verified owner)

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    Excellent fast service

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    Excellent

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    Excellent

  17. Malcolm (verified owner)

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    Good condition, nice price

  18. Ian M. (verified owner)

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    nice coin

  19. Kian Harvey (verified owner)

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  20. Frank F. (verified owner)

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    Good coin

  21. Stephen Bamford (verified owner)

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  22. Ian Gosling (verified owner)

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    closer

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  27. Paul Ewin (verified owner)

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    Good coin and good price

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  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Good /acceptable compared to others on market and in shops. As described, arrived quickly and well packaged

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  31. Craig (verified owner)

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    Quality coin, value for money.

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