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The image was designed by Matthew Bonaccorsi and shows an athlete holding a flying banner. The circle to the left of the athlete contains one of four different UK flags representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland . The Scotland reverse shows the St Andrew Saltire and the Welsh reverse has a very clear Welsh Dragon. The flags for England and Northern Ireland are very similar and can be hard to distinguish on used coins. The English flag is a plain cross of St George and the Northern Ireland flag is very similar but has a small crowned hand in the centre.

The 2002 commonwealth games were held in England to coincide with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. The 281 events over 17 sports were mainly hosted at the City of Manchester Stadium. 72 countries, territories and Commonwealth regions participated. 

2002 Scotland Commonwealth Games

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