A coin for every occasion: 4th August 1972 - Front, back, butterfly and crawl... Team USA does it all!

Throughout the month of September, ill be looking back at historical moments from the past. From conflicts to coronations, sporting moments to royal memories, and famous firsts and lasts, with my love of all things shiny and precious, ill be trying to tie these events in with coins that have been created to commemorate these moments.


On 4 September 1972, the US medley relay swimming team set a world-record time of 3:48.16, winning them gold at the Summer Olympics in Munich.


The team consisted of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz and Jerry Heidenreich, and this win made Spitz the most successful athlete at the 1972 Games, taking home 7 gold medals.


To celebrate Team GB at the 2020 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the Royal Mint released this stunning gold proof 50 pence coins! These coins were originally due to be issued in 2020 but, due to COVID-19, were moved to 2021. Struck to proof standard the coijs are minted from 0.9167 (22 carat) fine gold. These coins have a total mintage of just 260 coins and a limited edition presentation of 250 making them incredibly collectable and extremely expensive...

Going along with the Olympic swimming theme, back in 2016, the RM also released this little beauty:


Dont know why i felt the need to share two olympic, gold 50p's with you, but i hope tou enjoy. More info on the 2016 coin can be found HERE

Which one is your favourite???


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