2009 Countdown to London £5 Silver Proof Coin

2009 Countdown to London £5 Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge
2009 Countdown to London £5 Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge

General Coin Information

The Royal Mint has issued the 2009 Countdown to London £5 Silver Proof Coin as part of its 4 year series leading up to the 2012 London Olympics . As 2009 is 4 years away from the London games, this years coins feature a number 3 design, 2010 will have a number 2 design and 2011 a number 1 design.

Along with the '3', the reverse of the 2009 coins showcase two swimmers crossing the finish line. Markings from a stopwatch are seen along with a colored 2012 London logo and Olympic Rings.

30,000 of these silver coins will be struck in .925 sterling silver this year. Those who purchase the silver coin along with a special 4 coin case will have the option of ordering future years designs as they become available, and showcase them alongside the 2009 coin.

These coins mark the first time the Olympic Rings and logo on the coin are featured in color from the Royal Mint.

Obverse Design

Ian Rank-Broadley's right facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. The inscriptions "Elizabeth II," "DG REG FD" and the face value of "Five Pounds" are seen as well.

Reverse Design

Claire Aldridge designed the reverse which contains images of two Olympic swimmers, marks from a stopwatch and a "3", signifying the 3,2,1 countdown. Also shown are the inscriptions "2009," "Countdown" and "XXX Olympiad." The London 2012 logo and Olympic Rings are featured in color.

Countdown to London Silver Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: Royal Mint
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: .925 Sterling Silver
   Weight: 28.28 grams
   Diameter: 38.61mm
   Issue Date: 2009
   Issue Price: £54.95
   Mintage Limit: 30,000
   Face Value: 5 Pounds
   Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley
   Reverse Designer: Claire Aldridge

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