Commonwealth Games £2 Coins
The XVII Commonwealth Games 2 pound coins dated 2002 were created to mark the seventeenth games which were hosted in Manchester from 25th July 2002.
The 4 designs are identical except for the small flag of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland shown in the circle.
The Commonwealth Games coins designed by Matthew Bonaccorsi dated 2002 feature an athlete holding a banner and carry the edge inscription SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP,MANCHESTER 2002.
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Ireland)Rare Rank:
1 in 1975 coinsCirculation:
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (England)Rare Rank:
1 in 1474 coinsCirculation:
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Scotland)Rare Rank:
1 in 1243 coinsCirculation:
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Wales)Rare Rank:
1 in 1630 coinsCirculation:
The Royal Mint presented the 4 coins in a bright blue presentation folder. If you could go back in time, you could purchase this 4 coin set in Brilliant Uncirculated condition for £40
72 countries took part in the games which comprised of 17 disciplines including Athletics, Aquatics, Weightlifting, Shooting, Cycling and Gymnastics. England came 2nd in the overall medal table taking 165 medals of which 54 were gold. Wales 9th (31 medals, 6 gold), Scotland 10th (30 medals, 6 gold) and Northern Ireland 17th (5 medals, 2 gold).
Rare rank is the coins position in the £2 rarity chart which ranks all 2 pound coins with known circulation figures based on the number of each design that entered circulation.