Elizabeth II, £2 Silver Proof, 1986
In 1986 the Royal Mint issued its first ever non Gold Two Pound Piece. It was a commemorative for
the Commonwealth Games which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It has a Scottish Thistle in the middle of the Scottish flag, with the cross of St. Andrew. The obverse
has the so called Maklouf portrait of the Queen. They were struck in base metal for general circulation
and in Proof Sterling Silver for collectors.
Today these coins are getting more and more difficult to find. It is the first non Gold Two Pound piece
and a commemorative.