Manufacturer: Royal Mint
This is the 9 Coin Complete Gold Series Collection, celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The coins were designed by renowned sculptor, John Bergdahl. Designs for the three £100 one-ounce and six £25 quarter-ounce coins are inspired by the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger.
Each individual coin features a Roman god and an Olympic sport. ‘Faster’ pairs the god Neptune with Sailing, Diana with Cycling and Mercury with Running. ‘Higher’ shows the god Jupiter with the sport of Diving, Apollo with Gymnastics and Juno with Pole Vaulting. ‘Stronger’ features the god Mars with Boxing, Vulcan with Hammer-throwing and Minerva with Javelin. The obverse features the classic portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
The set comes in a walnut-veneer case with full-colour booklets.