Team GB 50p coin released ahead of Olympic Games in Tokyo

A commemorative 50 pence coin was released in honor of Team GB ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

The coin, available for purchase from today, shows the team’s logo alongside icons representing the sports disciplines shown this summer.

The Royal Mint released the collector’s item in gold, silver and Brilliant Uncirculated at prices between £ 10 and £ 1,005.

It is said that the coin ignites “the spirit of a nation behind the sports heroes who fetch gold in Tokyo”.

Team GB athletes who will compete in the games also received the coins as luck tokens.

The Royal Mint’s Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin, Clare Maclennan, said, “We have a rich sporting heritage in the UK and, inspired by the stories of the athletes preparing for Tokyo 2020, we want that spirit of unity for Team GB to share the introduction of the official commemorative coin.

“The design of the coin, with its contemporary sports icons, flashes of color and the commemorative date on the surface of a 50p, represents the breadth of British sporting talent united as one, and evokes the liveliness of the host nation that will do so with athletes, sports fans and coin collectors are well received in the run-up to the world’s largest sports show. “

The artwork on the coin was created by the Royal Mint’s lead designer, David Knapton.

Previously, the Royal Mint had created a number of commemorative coins for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Team GB Head of Licensing Paul Ellis said: “Our licensing agreement with The Royal Mint has grown stronger and I am delighted to be releasing the official Team GB coin so fans can show their support for their sporting heroes by to have a special souvenir one month before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “

For more information on buying a coin, see the Royal Mint website.

The Olympics begin on Friday July 23rd.

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