Description

The Royal Mint issued a special Gold Proof Coin 50p to wish Team GB success for the Rio 2016 Games. The coin is presented n a wooden display case with a booklet about the origins of Team GB.

Team GB is the brand name used since 1999 by the British Olympic Association (BOA) for their Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic team. The brand was developed after the 1996 Summer Olympics and is now a trademark of the BOA. It is meant to unify the team as one body, irrespective of each member athlete's particular sport.

Obverse

The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Jody Clark

·ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·2016
J.C

Reverse

A swimmer at the peak of the butterfly stroke with water and UK national flag around, the logo of the Team GB (lion's head, lettering and the five Olympic rings).

Design: Tim Sharp (Uniform)

TEAM GB
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Edge

50 Pence

5th portrait, Gold Proof Coin

Team GB
Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Subscribe series
Sp# H38
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.9166
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness -
Shape polygon
Sides 7
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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