The handover from Beijing to London took place on 24th August 2008. Following the Olympic Games tradition, the flag bearers and athletes of each country entered the stadium. The national flag of Greece, as well as the flags of the host country and the new host country were hoisted and after the closing speeches the Olympic Flag was passed form the Mayor of Beijing to the Mayor of London. The Olympic Flame was extinguished and the Olympic Flag carried ceremonially from the stadium.
Obverse design - The Queen's portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse design - symbolic of the end of the Olympic Games in Beijing and the start of the Thirtieth Olympiad in London, created by The Royal Mint Engraving Team.
Denomination - £2
Alloy - Inner : Cupro-nickel; Outer : Nickel-brass
Weight - 12.00g
Diameter - 28.40mm
Quality - Brilliant Uncirculated
Edge Inscription - I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
The presentation pack contains the new commemorative £2 coin housed within a fully illustrated presentation folder.
SEALED IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKAGING