The Royal Mint had the official license to manufacture the Olympic Coins for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The Royal Mint was also 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 through 2010, and 2011, to 2012 itself. For those who are wondering how many Olympic 50p coins are there? a total of 29 Olympic 50p coins were released for 2012. This sparked a huge collecting spree for many, as collectors wanted them all. The Royal Mint reports, around 75% of the coins from the Olympic 50p coins list are currently held by collectors.
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