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Обратный отсчёт – старт ХХХ Олимпийских игр в Лондоне 2012
Presented by
The Royal Mint
Nominal value
5 pounds
39,94 g
38,61 mm
Gold 916,7°
3000 pcs.
Production quality
Designer: Claire Aldridge BA (reverse) Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (obverse)
The Royal Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The final £5 coin in the Countdown to London 2012 series. The reverse features an image of three Olympians standing on the winner’s podium and the London 2012 emblem in full colour. Central design framed by border representing the Olympic Stadium. The obverse features The Queen’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and the denomination. Housed in a luxurious brown case with the Union Flag design subtly etched in shades of gold around the centre
A brief annotation
The eyes of the world were on London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the official UK Countdown Games Time Coin were issued in few months before. The fourth and final in a remarkable collection of UK £5 coins, this is chance for everybody to celebrate the last great step towards the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Finely crafted onto the reverse of the UK Countdown Coin for 2012 is the image of three athletes celebrating on the podium, beautifully complementing the Swimming, Running and Cycling themes of the first three coins.
New issue
№1 (58) 2022
№1 (58) 2022
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