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|Mint||THE ROYAL MINT|
|Minimum metal content ( gr )||1 000|
Never before has The Royal Mint struck a silver UK coin weighing one kilogram. For this world-first, an impressive design has been created by Tom Phillips RA, one of Britain’s foremost artists evoking the passion, glory and team spirit of the Olympic Games. This highly desirable coin is a treasure for coin collectors, Olympic memorabilia collectors and art lovers.
We are delighted to have worked with Tom Phillips on the creation of this ground-breaking new coin, a work of art in its own right. The internationally lauded artist is best known for ‘A Humument’, an ongoing work painted onto pages from a novel in which pieces of text are revealed to create a new story. It is fitting therefore that his coin design features a stunning signature font and the uplifting text ‘Unite our dreams to make the world a team of teams’.
The 2012 Silver Kilo Coin design also incorporates elements suggesting Olympic pennants and the Olympic Flame, to represent the highest ideals of the Games as a uniting force for good.
On the reverse is the familiar portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, which has appeared on all UK legal tender coins since 1998. It is dated 2012 and carries the denomination of the coin - 500 pounds.