£2 Pre-1997: Commonwealth Games

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Mintage:

8,212,184

Years of issue:

1986

Coin Information:

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
Edge Inscription: XIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES JULY 1986

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