Be part of the London 2012 Games with this Official Olympic £5 coin, the ideal keepsake for all your friends and family.
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.’
Each Olympic £5 coin is presented in a specially designed and informative wallet that sits within a silver-foiled slipcase detailing the coin’s design and specifications.