The Kremnica Mint located in the Slovak Republic have launched (25th June) three new medals which celebrate the XXX Olympiad hosted this year in London, capital city of the United Kingdom. The Summer Olympic Games kick off on the 28th July for two weeks, followed by the Paralympic Games thereafter. It is the third time London has hosted the modern Olympiad since it’s organization in 1896.
The three medals include several traditional symbols of both the games and London which are artfully blended together to create a medal which is both eye-catching and in the case of the silver edition, colorful. The obverse of the design common to all three medals sees the towers of London’s iconic and aptly named Tower Bridge to the left and to the right of the towers is a female gymnast in action. The Union jack is seen in the background – additional colors are added on the silver strike. Under the central design is the text “LONDYN 2012” positioned in two lines. The reverse side includes a segment of the traditional Olympic rings and in the center, a representation of the Olympic torch burning as it would be seen at the start of the games. The inscription “XXX OLYMPIJSKE HRY” is positioned above the primary design.
All medals are struck in proof quality, the gold edition has a weight of 7.7 grams of .999 fine and a diameter of 23 mm., they will be specifically numbered between 001 and 200 pieces. The silver medal is also struck in .999 fine with a weight of 20 grams and a diameter of 34 mm. The third version is also 34 mm. in diameter and is struck in nordic gold with a gold-plated finish.
For more information on this and other products / coins offered by the Kremnica Mint, please visit their website at: http://mint.sk/nakup_novinky.php