Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2012 Olympic Commemorative Gold Coin Set Unveiled By Royal Canadian Mint

Acting as agent for the Royal Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a three-coin set commemorating the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The set also commemorates the Paralympic Games.
A three-coin set of 22-karat gold coins was recently unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint which honors the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. This pays tribute to the essential function of gold in these games...

These 22-karat gold coins feature Neptune, Mercury, and Diana. The one-ounce 22-karat gold coins feature Neptune, the God of the Sea, rising from the sea holding a trident. These coins honor sailing and the conquest of the wind, water and wave by the sailors participating in the games.

The God of Speed, Mercury, pays tribute to the runners, who are both agile and fast, through the first of the pair of one-fourth ounce 22-karat gold coins.

Diana, the Goddess of Hunting, honors the cyclists, who also hunt for the glory of victory during the Olympic games, through the second one-fourth ounce 22-karat gold coins.
According to the Royal Canadain Mint, they'll be available in early May. The list price is $C4,199.95. Here's a picture of the set, from the Mint's Website:

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