Royal Mint issues Olympic coins in support of Team GB

The Royal Mint has issued five million 50p coins in support of its Olympic athletes and in celebration of Britain’s Olympic success.

It’s the only official U.K. coin endorsed by “Team GB.” The reverse design was created by design consultancy Uniform and celebrates the spirit of the British Olympians: these are the men and women who “believe in extraordinary.”

Anne Jessopp, Mint’s director of commemorative coin, said: “We are thrilled to be able to show our support for Team GB in this way, and celebrate the talent, dedication and Olympian spirit of the athletes chosen to represent us in what we hope will be yet another piece of Great British sporting history for the team.”

TEAM GB 50p BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN

Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8 grams
Diameter 27.30 mm

TEAM GB 50p SILVER PROOF COIN

Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling silver
Weight 8 grams
Diameter 27.30 mm
The

The coins’ obverse (left) depicts the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

TEAM GB 50p SILVER PROOF PIEDFORT COIN

Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling silver
Weight 16 grams
Diameter 27.30 mm
The

The 50p BU coin has a weight of eight grams and a 27.30-mm diameter.

TEAM GB 50p GOLD PROOF COIN

Denomination 50p
Alloy 22-karat gold
Weight 15.50 grams
Diameter 27.30 mm

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