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Great Britain is the most successful nation In Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other country. Bruce Rushin, an art and design teacher from Norfolk designed the Sailing 50p, he was also the designer of the UK's very first £2 coin.
The First World War Aviation £2 coin remembers The Royal Flying Corps and its contribution to the defence of Britain’s skies in the First World War using new aircraft technology.
The modern Olympic Games started in Athens in 1896 and have since become the greatest sporting event in the world. The games of 1908 were originally scheduled to be held in Rome, but due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, they were re-located to London. Of the 22 represented countries, Great Britain were the overall winners of the 1908 Olympics with a final gold medal tally of 56. Edge Inscription: THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON
The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, and prior to the Olympic Games in London in 2012, it was the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in the UK. There are four different designs of the £2 commemorative coin - all are similar except that the central cameo features a different flag for the four constituent countries of the UK. This coin represents Northern Ireland. Edge Inscription: SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP, MANCHESTER 2002
The end of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games marked the first major event for the London 2012, with the official handover of the Games to the next host city. The Olympic Flag was handed over from the Mayor of Beijing to the Mayor of London, followed by a short performance inviting the world to London for the 2012 Games. The reverse design depicts the flag being handed over alongside the Official London 2012 logo. Edge Inscription: I CALL UPON THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
Old UK coins - one penny, half penny (or ha' - pronounced "hey" - penny) and three pence (or "thruppenny bit").