How long have you been collecting for?
If you’ve been building out your own collection over the past decade, you would’ve almost certainly heard of the collecting revolution that is Olympic and Paralympic Coins.
The London 2012 Olympic 50p Coins
Cast your mind back to 2012 – The London 2012 50p coin series consisted of 29 different designs, each representing a different Olympic event such as athletics, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, and more, each designed to capture the essence of the respective sport.
These coins were released in batches throughout the years leading up to the Games, starting in 2009 and continuing until 2011. And out of the 29 million London Olympic and Paralympic 50p Coins that entered circulation, collectors managed to claim an astounding 75% of them!
This solidified their status as highly sought-after rarities…
In addition to the Olympic 50p coins, there were also two special 50p coins produced to celebrate the Paralympic Games, which took place in London immediately after the Olympics. These coins featured wheelchair rugby and goalball designs.
The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic £2 Coins
Fast forward to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and as you can imagine, another collecting revolution took hold. Thousands of collectors scrambled to get their hands on the newly issued coins.
Just 16 circulating coins were issued for Rio 2016. It was an opportunity few people will ever have without travelling to Brazil themselves.
It’s become evident that collectors are eager to commemorate Olympic and Paralympic Games – events which are firmly stored in the history books, celebrating athletes who grace the world stage.
And as you may already know, the magic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to unfold once more in Paris next year…
The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Coins
It’s been 100 years since Paris last hosted the Olympic Games, making the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games even more historically and culturally significant.
Thanks to our long standing relationship with La Monnaie de Paris, the official partners of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Westminster Collection are able to bring the specially released coins celebrating the event to collectors here in the UK.
We’ve been lucky enough to secure a small allocation of these coins, celebrating each sport in the games a year before they begin in Paris…
If previous demand is anything to go by, we expect thousands of collectors have been eagerly anticipating this release, seeking to build on their Olympic and Paralympic Coin collections.