To celebrate the successful London 2012 bid and to commemorate the Olympic Games Handover Ceremony, the Royal Mint issued these first-ever gold and silver Handover coins. The coins feature the Olympic Flag being passed from Beijing to London. Surrounding the flag are lines reminiscent of an Olympic track. At the base of the coin is the London 2012 logo. The coins are limited edition gold and silver proofs.
The Royal Mint is issuing four commemorative series to "Countdown" to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The four designs in the program show the numbers 3-2-1-0 as the central feature, one for each year's design, with additional images representing individual sports of the Olympic Summer Games on each year's coins. Some of these Countdown to the London 2012 commemoratives are available individually. Others are available in four-coin sets. The sets have a gold proof, a silver proof, a piedfort silver proof, and a cupro-nickel proof.
These are the first-ever £5 British coins to feature color.
Gold and classic coin lovers take heart! The Royal Mint is striking a three-year gold coin collection focusing on the Faster, Stronger, Higher theme of the Olympic Games. Each year's set contains three gold proof coins, a one Troy ounce and two quarter Troy ounce gold commemoratives. The entire series is a massive four and half Troy ounces of gold. The coins feature classic images of ancient gods and goddesses and celebrate individual Olympic Summer Games sports. It's a monumental collection of London 2012 gold!
Each country to host the Olympic Games experiences a burst of pride about their nation, its history and its people.
The United Kingdom is home to great minds, a rich landscape, and a vibrant spirit. Some of the most recognized icons of Great Britain are featured on this special silver proof Celebration Series. Perhaps the greatest Englishman of all time, Sir Winston Churchill, graces one of these special silver proofs.
First-ever London 2012 complete sports 29-piece set.
For the first time in the history of Olympic Games coinage, Britain's Royal Mint is releasing a commemorative set of 29 coins depicting every Olympic and Paralympic sport. Each 50 pence legal-tender coin has a design that won in a nationwide competition in the United Kingdom.
Each coin comes in individually sealed official London 2012 packaging that fits in a colorful album to house your entire collection.
Capture the essence of the London 2012 Games with this unique and desirable 29-coin commemorative set.
The official Olympic coin series features the London skyline and the River Thames within a central circle. Iconic buildings depicted include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Gherkin, St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye and the Tower of London, with London 2012 arching above. The outer ring of the design features pictograms representing various Olympic sports, which are synonymous with the London 2012 Games.
Each Olympic UK £5 coin comes in official British Royal Mint packaging with a mint certificate of authenticity.
The 2012 Summer Games will see the return of 29 sports and will include 302 events. Baseball and Softball won't be part of the 2012 Olympic program. They are the first sports to be cut from the Games since Polo was dropped in 1936.
The thousand-year-old walled fortress of the Tower of London is usually a place where dark secrets are kept. But this morning, amidst a dazzling light and sound show, a bright secret, two years in the making, was finally revealed to the world.