We are proud to announce the official London 2012 Olympic Coin Series is now available.
South African Mint is the official exclusive South African distributor of these coins.
The following coins are now available through the sales office and Coin World:
The London 2012 Olympic £5 Silver Gold-plated Coin (SIL-PC-L512-GP)
"The latest Official coins to be struck by the Royal Mint celebrating the London 2012 Games will come to be regarded as one of the leading ways in which the two Games will be symbolised and will become focal points for collectors commemorating London 2012. The Official Olympic UK £5 Coin has been struck in silver and features the winning Olympic design by Saiman Miah.
Entirely plated with fine gold, the sterling silver Proof coin with full-colour London 2012 emblem is exquisite. An affordable piece of luxury and presented in a complementary case, this Olympic coin is complete with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to its strict specifications and Maximum Coin Mintage of just 12,500.
The Olympic coin design by Saiman Miah 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.
‘As an architecture student I wanted to include a detailed impression of London’s iconic skyline on my design,’ says Saiman. ‘The pictograms of Olympic athletes placed around the edge is like a clock face,’ he explains, ‘and a reference to another London icon, Big Ben. Winning the Olympic Coin competition is a dream come true.’"
- The Royal Mint, UK
Official London 2012 five-ounce silver coin (SIL-PC-L5OZ12)
"We are delighted to have this new design created especially for this coin by the influential international painter, sculptor and printmaker, Christopher Le Brun RA. Elected President of the Royal Academy in 2011, he is known for grand, resplendent works executed with exuberance and panache.
As the UK’s first five-ounce silver coin his piece has particular numismatic significance and with its large diameter of over six centimetres, size also gives this limited edition coin gravitas and aesthetic appeal.
This exquisite coin comes in a superb wood-veneer display case and is encapsulated to preserve the condition of this beautiful, fine silver coin for generations to come.
In Greek mythology, Pegasus is an immortal winged horse, known for his strength, speed and his ability to fly to great heights. Often featured on ancient Greek pottery and coins, this mighty steed of the gods had many exploits helping others before being banished to the sky by Zeus who turned him into the constellation Pegasus."
- The Royal Mint, UK
The Great British Icons Collection (SIL-SET-GBI12)
"Set of six sterling silver Proof coins – the Great British Icons Collection. The six coins are part of the Celebration of Britain Collection that celebrates the Mind, Body and Spirit of Britain and its people, who are proud to be hosting the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Each coin is inscribed with an inspiring quote from our nation’s most famous poets and authors.
The coins, all struck in .925 sterling silver to superior Proof quality, are legal tender UK coins with a face value of £5, and have been officially endorsed by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Every coin features the London 2012 logo highlighted in full colour, while the Queen’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS appears on the obverse.
The Great British Icons Collection features specially commissioned designs by Shane Greeves, who worked closely with the Royal Mint Engraving Team to produce this special coin collection that encapsulates the emotion, the wonders and the greatness of this nation and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."
- The Royal Mint, UK
| ||Mass||Diameter||Metal Content||Reverse Artist||Obverse Artist||Limited Edition|
|The London 2012 Olympic £5 Silver Gold-plated Coin||28.276 gram||38.61 mm||.925 Ag with 24 carat Gold Plating||Saiman Miah||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS||12 500|
|5oz Silver Olympic Coin||156.295 gram||65 mm||.999 Fine Silver||Christopher Le Brun||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS||7500|
|The Great British Icons Collection||28.28 grams||38.61 mm||.925 Sterling Silver||Shane Greeves in conjuction with the Royal Mint Engraving Team||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS||10 000|