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 Posted 08/26/2020  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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'Judo' 50p from the series issued by the UK in 2011 for the 2012 London Games:
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 Posted 12/12/2020  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZVdP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a little surprised no coin from ancient Olympia has been posted so far. Or is that cheating?

The games were dedicated to Zeus; both he and his wife Hera had temples at the site, which are associated with two mints. The 'Zeus' and 'Hera' mints issues coins for use at the festival.

This is a rather small issue - a hemiobol weighing in at just 0.5g and 9.5mm in diameter.

ca. 360-350 BC, 105th-107th Olympiad

It's a bit out of focus, but the obverse depicts Olympia, the reverse has a winged thunderbolt (symbol of Zeus).
'FA' stands for the Doric 'Faleion', referring to the people of Elis, who held control over the site at Olympia.
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 Posted 12/13/2020  04:47 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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2011 British 50p featuring Gymnastics, issued for the 2012 Olympic Games:

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2011 British 50p featuring Gymnastics, issued for the 2012 Olympic Games:
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I've seen the prior posting of these Vancouver Olympics coins in their standard silver versions, but haven't yet seen the selectively gold-plated versions that were released as part of a three-piece set.

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The set includes the silver coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint ( RCM) in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The set was released in 2010, with gold-plating added to the key design element(s) on the reverse of each coin.









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A few from the 2000 Sydney games.





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