Olympic Coins for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games
The Royal Mint had the official license to manufacture the Olympic Coins Collection for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games as well as being awarded the contract to manufacture the Victory Medals that would be used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The range covers a mixture of denominations; collectable coins struck in both gold and silver including the four-year Countdown series and the popular London 2012 Olympic 50p coins list.
Collectable Olympic coin designs started appearing on 50p coins from 2009 and continued to 2012 itself. There are 29 Olympic 50p coins in the collection - one design representing each sport featured in the games, the reverse sides of which were designed by members of the public as part of a national competition.
This sparked a huge collecting spree for many, as collectors wanted them all. It also sparked the general public's imagination as the games were eagerly anticipated in the years leading up to the opening ceremony. The Royal Mint estimates that 75% of the coins produced for the Olympic 50p collection are held by collectors. Check our stocks for the Olympic 50p coins full set or other exciting offers including the Olympic 2 pound coin.