25 Apr 2013
The Royal Mint's 1oz Silver Britannia 'Year of the Snake' coin produced for A-mark
The spirit of London 2012 - captured for all time with supreme artistry.
With the eyes of the world now on London and the Games of 2012, The Royal Mint is proud to present the defining coins of the London 2012 range – the Official Olympic £5 Coin and the Official Paralympic £5 coin.
In keeping with the theme of competition, the London 2012 coins feature winning designs from The Royal Mint competition, which was open to all UK art and design students. The official Olympic and Paralympic £5 coins are the coins of London 2012. They will come to be regarded as amongst the chief ways in which the Games will be symbolised, and will provide focal points for commemorating the Games. Like all the London 2012 coins, these will only be available until 31 December 2012. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic coins herald the arrival of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and, unlike other London 2012 merchandise, the coins are a souvenir of the once-in-a-lifetime event that will last for generations.