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

Featured Royal Mint Coin Auctions




2011 1 2 troy 999 oz Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Royal mint Mintage 50K
2011 1 2 troy 999 oz Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Royal mint Mintage 50K
$26.41
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $26.41
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
20 x 2011 1 2 troy oz Silver Mintage 50K Britannia Bullion Coin Royal mint
20 x 2011 1 2 troy oz Silver Mintage 50K Britannia Bullion Coin Royal mint
$501.47
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $501.47
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
BRITANNIA GOLDEN ENIGMA 2016 1 oz Royal Mint Silver Coin Ruthenium
BRITANNIA GOLDEN ENIGMA 2016 1 oz Royal Mint Silver Coin Ruthenium
$79.95
Time Remaining: 2h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2015 Great Britain Royal Mint 1oz Britannia 999 BU Silver Coin
2015 Great Britain Royal Mint 1oz Britannia 999 BU Silver Coin
$18.86 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 41m

Bid now | Add to watch list

Canada Original 6 Coin 1963 Silver Royal Mint Prooflike Set Free USA Shipping
Canada Original 6 Coin 1963 Silver Royal Mint Prooflike Set Free USA Shipping
$32.95
Time Remaining: 5h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1995 SILVER 9 COIN WORLD COINS WW2 ANNIVERSARY SET ROYAL MINT SILVER
1995 SILVER 9 COIN WORLD COINS WW2 ANNIVERSARY SET ROYAL MINT SILVER
$290.00
Time Remaining: 6h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $290.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2011 Royal Wedding Commemorative Sterling Silver Proof Coin 5 Royal Mint COA
2011 Royal Wedding Commemorative Sterling Silver Proof Coin 5 Royal Mint COA
$54.99
Time Remaining: 6h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $54.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2000 British Royal Mint 5 Pounds Millenium Proof Silver Coin
2000 British Royal Mint 5 Pounds Millenium Proof Silver Coin
$15.66 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 36m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 United Kingdom Silver Britannia 2 Coin in sealed Royal Mint Packaging
2011 United Kingdom Silver Britannia 2 Coin in sealed Royal Mint Packaging
$90.00
Time Remaining: 12h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
20 British Royal Mint UK 2 Lunar Monkey 2016 1 oz 999 Silver Coin
20 British Royal Mint UK 2 Lunar Monkey 2016 1 oz 999 Silver Coin
$720.00
Time Remaining: 17h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $720.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Royal Mint United Kingdom Silver Proof One Pound Coin 1988
Royal Mint United Kingdom Silver Proof One Pound Coin 1988
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $38.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
UNITED KINGDOM ROYAL MINT 1989 2 SILVER PROOF TWO COIN SET ORIGINAL BOX W COA
UNITED KINGDOM ROYAL MINT 1989 2 SILVER PROOF TWO COIN SET ORIGINAL BOX W COA
$115.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $115.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Countdown to London Silver Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images