For the men and women of Team GB, Rio 2016 is their chance to shine after years of preparation. They carry the hopes of a nation with them as they begin their quest for Olympic glory. For the London 2012 Olympic Games, The Royal Mint struck every medal and issued a series of coins that were so popular many have disappeared from circulation. For Rio 2016, a 50p coin celebrates Team GB – the only official coin the association has endorsed.
Leading design consultancy Uniform has created a design that celebrates the Olympic spirit and the athletes that compete. This sterling silver Piedfort is struck to Proof standard in double the weight and thickness of sterling silver, and only 2,016 will be released. The coin is presented in a polished black display case with a booklet on the origins of the Olympics and Team GB.
|Alloy||.925 Sterling Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Tim Sharp|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|