The 2009 UK Countdown to London 2012 £5 coin is the first in a series of four beautifully crafted coins to be launched annually from now until 2012.
As the UK counts down to this spectacular sporting event, the Royal Mint has struck a UK £5 coin in cupro-nickel. Each coin features a reverse design specially created by Claire Aldridge, a Royal Mint engraver, while the obverse bears the Queen’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
This year’s coin displays the number three to mark the start of the 3,2,1 count down to London 2012, designed in harmony with images of swimmers racing to the finish line. The design is surrounded by a framework border to symbolise the new Olympic stadium as seen from above.
Official Product of London 2012.
Features a design specially created by Royal Mint engraver Claire Aldridge.