2009 - 2012 Countdown To London Olympics Silver Proof £5 Collection - Pre-owned Read Condition Report
2009 - 2012 Countdown To London Olympics Silver Proof £5 Royal Mint 4Four Coin Set Coin Set
The 2012 Summer Olympics were held in July and August 2012. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated in 302 events.
It was in 2005 when the 2012 games were awarded to London and the countdown to the games begun. With the 2012 Olympics, London became the first city to host the modern Olympics three times – having previously hosted the summer games of 1908 and 1948.
The eagerly awaited opening ceremony was directed by Danny Boyle and lasted almost four hours. An estimated 900 million people worldwide tuned in, making it the most viewed ceremony in both the UK and US. One of the most memorable sequences saw The Queen being escorted by James Bond (Daniel Craig) as she skydived into the Olympic Stadium.
The games themselves received widespread acclaim and were ground-breaking on many fronts. Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time when he won his 22nd medal in London.
Female athletes from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunel, competed for the first time – making it the first Olympic Games to see a female athlete from every eligible competing country and competing in every sport with the introduction of women’s boxing.
Great Britain finished third on the medal winner’s tale behind the USA and China, and the games of London 2012 were hailed a success – for their organisation, attendance, standards of competitions and the focus on sporting legacy and post-game venue sustainability not previously matched by any hosting city.
2009 - 2012 Countdown To London Olympics £5 Coin Specification
- Denomination: £5
- Quality: Brilliant Proof
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2009-2012
- Composition: Silver
- Weight: 28.28g each
- Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Pre-Owned Condition Report:
The presentation case does show some minor signs ageing. There is no original cardboard packaging, however, each certificate or authenticity is present and the coins have no marking to mention.