The obverse has the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse is by Thomas T Docherty and shows a running track featuring the dates ‘1908’ and ‘2008’ and the denomination ‘TWO POUNDS’. The 4th Olympic Games in London in 1908 were a very different event compared to the huge spectacle of modern events.
The edge reads: THE 4TH OLYMPIAD LONDON
2008 Olympic Centenary