1) For more on the Olympics and Paralympics held in the past, including the origins and history of the Olympics and Commemorative coins issued both on London Olympics and Paralympics please read my post on the London Olympics 2012 link as follows: History of the ancient & modern Olympics and Paralympics & commemorative coins issued during the London Olympics and Paralympics
4) For Rio 2016, please click on the following link to get interesting insights into the mascots of the Rio Olympics Vinicius and Tom, the Games and the Commemorative Coins and stamps issue programme: 1)The 31st Summer Olympics "Rio 2016"
2) Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016
5) For Ancient Olympic Games on Greek Coins of Antiquity, please click on the following link: Ancient Olympic Games on Greek Coins of Antiquity
6) For a set of Post cards titled "Olympic Events" : please click on the following link: "Olympic Events": A set of 12 Post Cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016
7) For a presentation set of two stamps titled "Spirit of Olympics, Athens, Atlanta" please visit the following link: Spirit of the Olympic Games, Athens-Atlanta: Celebrating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games
8) For a presentation set of four stamps titled "XXVIII Olympic Games" (2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece, please visit the following link: XVIII Summer Olympic Games, Athens Greece (2004)
9) For a presentation set of two stamps titled "XXIX Olympic Games" (2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China, please visit the following link: XXIX Olympic Games Beijing, China: 08.08.08- 24.08.08: A Presentation set of four stamps issued by India Post on 08.08.08
Images of the reverse and obverse of a 20 Franc coin issued by France honouring the work done by Baron Coubertin in promoting the Olympic Games and commemorating the Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games "1894-1994". This coin was issued in 1994, i.e. before the Franc was overtaken by the Euro as the currency in circulation in France.
Commemorative fifty pence coins celebrating 29 individual Sports:
The above is an illustration of the 29 Commemorative fifty pence coins issued by the Royal Mint UK celebrating 29 individual sporting events which were held in the London Olympics. This image is from the collection of Dr. P.V.Satyaprasad.
The following fifty pence Commemoratives issued by the Royal Mint, U.K. are from the collection of Ajit George. Only 12 out of the 29 Sports which were held in the London Olympics and which were commemorated by the Royal Mint, U.K. are given here:
The obverse design of the seven - sided fifty pence coins shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a coronet on her head, facing right has the inscription “Elizabeth II D.G.REG.F.D . 2011.” The initials of the Obverse side Designer “IRB” (short for Ian Rank-Broadley) appear below the Queen’s picture. Obverse of the seven-sided fifty pence coins showing an image of Queen Elizabeth.
Reverse of the fifty pence coin showing Gymnastics. Above the sport depiction is an image of Wenlock the official mascot of the London Olympic Games.
Reverse of this fifty pence coin shows the Triathlon showing the swimming, cycling and running events comprising the Triathlon.
The Reverse of this fifty pence coin commemorates archery.
The Reverse of this fifty pence coin commemorates the Sport of Rowing. The words "Excellence Friendship Fair Play Respect" which are a sports-persons guiding principles, also appear on this coin face.
A fifty pence coin commemorating Football. This was a very popular coin, as it explains the off-side rule which has "perplexed" several Football enthusiasts .
This fifty pence coin commemorates the game of Table Tennis.
This fifty pence coin commemorates Goal-Ball.
A fifty pence coin commemorating Tennis.
On the left side of the coin is “Mandeville “the official mascot of the London Paralympics 2012. The reverse design was made by Pippa Sanderson, whose entry has been selected after conducting a Paralympic coin design competition. (I have not been able to pinpoint/locate Pippa Sanderson’s initials on the reverse side).
The front and back of a gold-plated ingot issued to commemorate the London Olympics. This ingot is issued as a commemorative only and is not an official Commemorative coin/issue.
The front and back of another gold-plated ingot issued to commemorate the London Olympics. This ingot is issued as a commemorative only and is not a Commemorative coin/issue.
Posted on 23.03.2017:
I have recently purchased the following set of postage stamps from India Post which was offering back-dated releases of stamps in the Philatelic Museum relating to the Olympic Games. This set pertains to the London Olympics 2012:
The Presentation set shows the five Olympic Rings and is titled "XXX OLYMPIC GAMES - 25.07.2012".The stamps show volleyball (2000 Paise or Rs.20/-), rowing (500 Paise or Rs.5/-), sailing (500 Paise or Rs.5/-) and badminton(2000 Paise or Rs.20/-)
The Description sheet accompanying the four stamp Presentation set reads:
" The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, were held in London and to a lesser extent across the United Kingdom from 25th July to 12th August 2012. London is the first city to have the privelege of posting (should read "hosting", the "p" seems to be an error?) the modern Olympic Games (a) third time. The London Olympics were commenced with the theme slogan "Inspire a Generation". The official mascot of the Games was "Wenlock". These Olympic Games turned out to be India's most successful Olympics, where India got six medals in total.
India Post has issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the Games on 25.07.2012. (The) four stamps depict the disciplines of volleyball, rowing, sailing and badminton. These stamps were designed by Kamleshwar Singh".
(The London Olympics and Paralympics five pound coins are from my collection. The Peirre de Coubertin coin and five 50 p coins representing individual sporting events are from Jayant Biswas' collection, while seven 50 p coins representing individual sporting events and the gold plated ingots are from Ajit George's collection.The consolidated photo of 29 fifty pence coins representing 29 sporting events is from the collection of Dr. P.V.Satyaprasad. Article researched and written and coins/ingots scanned by Rajeev Prasad)
Links to posts on Sports:
1) Ryder Cup 2014 Commemorative Banknote issued by Royal Bank of Scotland
2) Coins Commemorating Commonwealth Games in India & other Indian Sports
3) A 100 Rouble Banknote Commemorating the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics 2014
4) A set of 4 Stamps issued by Indiapost to Commemorate the FIFA World Cup, Brazil, 2014
6) Limited Edition Gold & Silver coins issued on Sachin Tendulkar "World's Greatest Batsman" by the New Zealind Mint
7) Australia's greatest Cricketing Legend Sir Donald bradman honoured by issue of 5 Pound Austrailan coins by the Royal Australian Mint.
8) Commemorative Coins issued on the occasion of Moscow Summer Olympics 1980 by the Russian Mint
British Crown Dependencies:
1) Specimen Banknotes from the States of Jersey
2) Coinage and Currency from the States of Jersey
3) Currency & Coinage of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
4) Currency & Coinage of Gibraltar : An Overseas Territory of Great Britain
5) Coinage of Gibraltar: (A British Overseas Territory): An Uncirculated Decimal Coin Collection Set minted by the Tower Mint, UK in 2010
6) The Isle of Man: An Uncirculated Decimal Coin Collection Set minted by Pobjoy Mint, UK in 2015
7) The Centenary of the ill-fated Titanic (15.04.1912 - 15.04.2012): An Alderney Five Pound Coin Commemorating the Maritime Legend
8) "Man of Steel": A Superman Movie: A set of stamps brought out in 2013 by Jersey post, the States of Jersey, commemorating Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill who played Superman in the Movie
9) Coins & Currency of Bermuda
10) The Bailiwick of Jersey - Presently circulating coinage - Pounds and Pence
11) St. Helena & Ascension Islands: An Uncirculated Coin Set from 2003
12) The Legend of the "HMAV Bounty" is interwoven with the heritage of the Pitcairn Islands: An uncirculated coin set from Pitcairn Islands in 2009 depicting the icons/relics of the Bounty minted by the New Zealand Mint
1) Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's Exile to St. Helena: (Part I): A One Crown Commemorative coin issued by the Ascension Island (minted by Pobjoy Mint UK)
2) Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's Exile to st. Helena: (Part II) 1) A 5 GBP Coin issued by the Royal Mint UK. 2) A"Drie Landen Zilverset" ( ot the "Three Lands Silver set") containing coins issued by the Royal Dutch Mint including coins of Netherlands, Belgium and UK
3) Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain by issuing a 50 Pence coin by the Royal Mint UK
1) Gold Sovereigns issued in 2013 & 2014 by MMTC-PAMP in India under licence from the Royal Mint, UK, carrying the "I" Mint Mark
2) Gold Half-Sovereigns minted by MMTC-PAMP in India in 2014 under licence from the Royal Mint UK bearing the "I" Mint Mark
1) A 20 Pound Silver coin minted for the first timr by the royal Mint UK: reverse design carries the famous St. George slaying the dragon design found on Gold Sovereigns
British India Coinage:
1) East India Company Quarter Anna Copper Coin which is one of the first issues under the Coinage Act 1835
2) Victoria Coinage: When she was Queen and afterwards Empress
3) Edward VII: King & Emperor Coinage
4) George V King Emperor Coinage
5) George VI: The last of the British India Emperors Coinage
Other British Royalty:
1) Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations (1952-2012): A Five Pound Commemorative coin issued by the Royal Mint, UK
2) Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953: A Five Pound Coin minted by the Royal Mint UK in 2013, depicting the Imperial State Crown
3) The Royal Coat of Arms of the UK: Great British 2012 Coin Set (Uncirculated) issued by the Royal Mint UK
4) Prince George's Christening Ceremony celebrated with coins issued by the Royal Mint UK in 2013
5) The British Empire: A Case of Numismatic "segregation": (Guest Post by Rahul Kumar)
6) 1) The Portrait Collection: Various Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on Coinage 2) The Fourth & Final Circulating coinage of the Portrait designed by Ian Rank-Broadley and the First Edition of the portrait of the Queen made by Jody Clark
1) The contribution of the Great British One-Pound coins in keeping alive the historical legends/emblems/heritage of the UK (1983 onwards)
2) Transformation of a Five shilling Coin (Crown) into the UK Twenty-five Pence & then the Five Pound Coin
3) Transformation of the Two Shilling Coin (Florin) Coin into the UK Ten Pence
4) The 350th Anniversary of the Guinea: A Two Pound Coin issued by the Royal Mint UK celebrating the milestone
Commemorative British Coinage:
1) Commemorating the Bicentenary of Charles Dickens: A Two pound coin celebrating his literary contributions during the Victorian Era
2) Commemorating 50 Years of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - presently called the World Wide Fund for Nature by issue of a Fifty Pence coin by the Royal Mint, UK
3) Coins commemorating London Olympics & Paralympics (2012)
4) Commemorating 150 Years of the London Underground : Two pound Coins minted by the Royal Mint UK, showing the "Roundel" logo and a train emerging from a tunnel
5) Commemorating the 100th Birth anniversary of Christopher Ironside with his" Royal Arms" design on a 50 Pence coin issued by the Royal Mint, UK
6) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal Guidepost to Liberty and Freedom
Inspirations from Scottish History:
1) The Legend of King Bruce & the Spider on Banknotes
Banknotes from Scotland:
1) Commemorating Sir William Arrol and his creation the Forth Rail Bridge by issues of Britain's first ever 5 Pound Polymer Banknote
37)Fort St. George, Chennai (Part I) : The Advent of the East India Co. in India & other related articles