1986 Commonwealth Games £2 Circulated Coin
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 SCOTLAND 1986
Unlike commemorative £2 coins from 1999 onwards, this coin issued in single-colour nickel-brass.
1986 Commonwealth Games £2 Circulated Coin Mintage: 8,212,184
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