2012 London Olympic Games "Faster, Higher, Stronger" 9-Coin Gold Proof Set.
This is the complete Olympic Gold Series Collection by The Royal Mint. The set celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and features coins dated from 2010 - 2012. These are the only UK coins to feature the official Olympic Rings.
The reverse of these London 2012 coins was designed by renowned sculptor, John Bergdahl. Designs for the three £100 one-ounce and six £25 quarter-ounce coins are inspired by the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, Latin for 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'.
Each coin in set is struck to a proof finish from 22 carat gold. The complete set contains 4.5 troy ounces of the precious metal. The set comes in a walnut-veneer case with full-colour booklets.
Only 1,000 of these sets were issued.
The 2012 Summer Olympics began on 27th July 2012. It was the third time the summer games were held in London. Team GB finished 3rd in the table, with 65 total medals (including 29 gold).
The obverse of all of the coins features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth coinage portrait to be used on UK coins.
These coins were issued over three years. The Neptune, Mercury and Diana coins feature '2010' on the obverse, Apollo, Juno and Jupiter feature '2011' and Vulcan, Minerva and Mars all feature '2012'.
The reverse of the coins was designed by John Bergdahl. They are inspired by the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger.
2010 Neptune 1 oz Coin - A portrait of Neptune holding a trident. "NEPTUNE CITIUS LONDON 2012"
2010 Mercury 0.25 oz Coin - Portrait of Mercury with two runners in the background. "MERCURY CITIUS LONDON 2012"
2010 Diana 0.25 oz Coin - Portrait of Diana with two cyclists in the background. "DIANA CITIUS LONDON 2012"
2011 Jupiter 1 oz Coin - Portrait of Jupiter with a diver in the foreground. "JUPITER ALTIUS LONDON 2012"
2011 Juno 0.25 oz Coin - Portrait of Juno with a pole vaulter to his left. "JUNO ALTIUS LONDON 2012"
2011 Apollo 0.25 oz Coin - A portrait of Apollo. A gymnast appears to his right. "APOLLO ALTIUS LONDON 2012"
2012 Mars 1 oz Coin - Portrait of Mars behind two boxers. "MARS FORTIUS LONDON 2012"
2012 Minerva 0.25 oz Coin - A portrait of Minerva holding her spear. A javelin thrower can be seen in the background. "MINERVA FORTIUS LONDON 2012"
2012 Vulcan 0.25 oz Coin - Vulcan holding a hammer. An athlete throwing a hammer appears in the foreground. "VULCAN FORTIUS LONDON 2012"
|£100||32.69 mm||34.05g||0.9167||1 oz|
|£25||22 mm||8.51g||0.9167||0.25 oz|
|Full Set||4.5 oz|
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