London 2012 Olympic Sports 50p Coin Complete Set with Official Album - Pre-owned Read Condition Report
All 29 Olympic Sport 50p coins plus the Completer Medallion and official collector album.
This colourful collection pack from The Royal Mint features all 29 London 2012 Olympic 50p Coins and the Completer Medallion, struck to uncirculated quality.
This set from The Royal Mint has been struck in cupronickel to a higher standard than coins produced for every-day use. This collector album will protect this range of superior quality collectable, commemorative coins to mark the great games of London 2012 and preserve the collection for generations to come.
The obverse of each coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of The Queen, The Royal Mint held a competition to design the reverse of each of the coins in the collection. From over 30,000 entries, 29 were selected to represent the 29 sports of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The winning designs were chosen by The Royal Mint Advisory Committee and officially approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The sports represented and their respective designers are:
Aquatics (Jonathan Olliffe), Archery (Piotr Powaga), Athletics (Florence Jackson), Badminton (Emma Kelly), Basketball (Sarah Payne), Boccia (Justin Chung), Boxing (Shane Abery), Canoeing (Timothy Lees), Cycling (Theo Crutchley-Mack), Equestrian (Thomas Babbage), Fencing (Ruth Summerfield), Football (Neil Wolfson), Goalball (Jonathan Wren), Gymnastics (Jonathan Olliffe), Handball (Natasha Ratcliffe), Hockey (Robert Evans), Judo (David Cornell), Modern Pentathlon (Daniel Brittain), Rowing (Davey Podmore), Sailing (Bruce Rushin), Shooting (Pravin Dewdhory), Table Tennis (Alan Linsdell), Taekwando (David Gibbons), Tennis (Tracey Baines), Triathlon (Sarah Harvery) Volleyball (Daniela Boothman), Weightlifting (Rob Shakespeare), Wheelchair Rugby (Natasha Ratcliffe), Wrestling (Roderick Enriquez).
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.
London 2012 Olympic Sports 50p Coin Specification
- Denomination: 50p
- Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2009-2011
- Composition: Cupronickel
- Weight: 939g
- Dimensions: 34 x 33.8 x 4.8cm
- Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Pre-Owned Condition Report:
Each 50p coin is in the official The Royal Mint packaging and unopened. There are 2 folders present, an aftermarket commemorative version and the Royal Mint Folder. (This shows some minor signs of age but very good in comparison to previous examples held)