The 2002 XVII Commonwealth Games, commonly known as Manchester 2002 were held in Manchester, England, from July 25th to August 4th, 2002. This beautiful coin is trimetallic. The Centre Ring is made of Fine Pure Gold, the Inner Ring of Pure Silver, and the Outer Ring of Pure Copper. This represents the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals won in The Games. With a very low mintage of only 5,000, this is an absolute must for any coin collector, precious metal collector, or any lover of The Games.A beautifully struck coin with all of its accoutrements, definitely one to add to your collection. Please Read Terms and Conditions. 7.80 grams Gold 24k.
13.39 grams Silver 999. 15.32 grams Copper 999. I have a special coin lot that is listed for enjoyment of displaying some really great stuff.
Priced Accordingly (high) I add to the collection every now and then. These are some of my favourite coins. Hard to find Some coins are only listed here.
I maintain a disinfected and clean working station. Dear Buyers please beware due to scammers all items over a set value are video recorded and photoed when packaged. For valuable items we may use.
Tamper Evident Security Seals or Bags. Photos on our listing form part of the description unless marked as stock. All your items are packed for protection and should arrive in perfect condition. Sometimes I over protect/over pack items. Better to have your item take time to unbox, than arrive broken.All Items must be paid for within 4 days from the date of sale. Thank you for your understanding and your support. A small amount of each sale helps support local charities. I grade my coins as professionally as I can. Grading is a taxing, fun and frustrating job as well as being a highly subjective skill. My grading will almost always be on the conservative side rather than over grading. Coins pulled from circulation will be marked as such. Often called aUNC, will have unseen fingerprints or oils. That take years or more to start the oxidation process, this is a level of collecting that's a much cheaper way to collect called noodling. Great way to save for your favourite coins in higher grades.
UNC coins generally have small imperfections such as light marks or surface anomalies dents scratches, mint marks, bagging marks, impact strike marks. This happens when the coin is struck by another coin as it makes its way along the production line then falls into large hoppers. Often the least costly way to start. Beware of the different grades or Mint state coin statements, if you are looking for higher grades.
Any blurry out of focus can hide large imperfections. Higher grades of UNC MS65+ and above are often from sets, or special releases. Often producing a much better than normal UNC coin and a higher level of quality control. Proof Coins are made using highly polished dies and planchets, greater pressure, often struck multiple times producing the best coin. A much higher level of quality control than normal.
I strongly recommend you do not clean Coins as this will damage the coin and reduce its value greatly.