Feted for their incredible achievements that make us all proud, the athletes of Team GB finally get to chase their dreams in Tokyo while we cheer them on back home. As the pageantry of the opening ceremony subsides and the events get underway, the tension is palpable. Muscles twitch, adrenaline courses and minds sharpen as with Olympic gold comes sporting glory.
With the world’s gaze fixed firmly on Japan, The Royal Mint, the maker of the Olympic medals for London 2012, is delighted to present the official 50p coin in support of Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics held in 2021. Available as a number of editions, the coin features a design that celebrates athletic dedication and the diversity of events that constitute the modern Games. Show your support and commemorate sporting history as it’s made, with a lasting memento of this year’s summer games.
1908 Sovereign. Issued in the year London hosted the Summer Olympic games.
The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, and commonly known as London 1908, was an international multi-sport event held in London, United Kingdom, from 27 April to 31 October 1908.
This coin was minted in London in 1908 and would have been used as a circulation coin at that time.
The obverse of the coin is a portrait of Edward VII created by the highly regarded George William de Saulles who became the "engraver to the mint" in 1893 and from that time to his death produced dies for British and colonial coins and for official medals.
The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's timeless masterpiece, a depiction of St George and the dragon, which was created for the new gold Sovereign of 1817.Find out more