London 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

London 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinLondon 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals

Medals are a form of "exonumia" - objects related to coinage but not coins themselves. such are, for example, the medals included in many Royal Mint proof sets. They do not have any "face value" and are not tokens either, but can still be of interest to coin collectors.

In 2011, the Royal Mint released 29 circulating commemorative coins to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, representing the various sports: Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boccia, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Goalball, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wheelchair Rugby and Wrestling.

These were released into circulation, and each coin was also distributed for collectors in a card, with the cards fitting into a (separately sold) collector album with 30 slots. This "completer medallion" was distributed in a similarly styled card in order to fit into that slot and complete the collection. There is also another album meant for coins to be inserted in it (not in cards), in which a separate space was left for this medallion too.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / London 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse shows a stylised version of the logo of the royal Mint, which incorporates a crowned Shield of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.

On three lines on the right, The Royal Mint.

Obverse Inscription The Royal Mint
Reverse
United Kingdom / London 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals - reverse photo

The reverse shows three Olympic medals, with large numerals on them - 1, 2 and 3.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeEdge Inscription
Notes

Packaged in a card.
Royal Mint Product Code: CA50SECM

This seems to be an alternative to the Great British Coin Hunt 2013 50p Completer Medallion???

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London 2012 Olympic Sports Collection Completer Medallion - Medals: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coin TypeMedals
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Mintageunknown
Material
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
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