Olympic Coins

Everyone has a favourite sport and regardless of what yours is, there’s a good chance that sport is in the Olympics. If it is, you can bet a national mint has produced a commemorative coin featuring that sport. With Tokyo 2020 fast approaching we’ve decided to put together all of the Olympic Coins we currently have in stock. So whether you’re a coin collector or a sports fan, we encourage you to browse through our stock and see if you can find a coin with your favourite sport.  

Why start an Olympic Coins collection?

The first Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece over 2,700 years ago, more precisely in Olympia, South-West Greece. The ancient games originally only had 6 sporting events: Running, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Boxing, Wrestling and Horse Racing. If the number of sports had remained the same until today, we probably wouldn’t have a lot of items to show on this page.   

Fortunately for coin collectors, the number of sports has increased quite a bit since then, with the Tokyo 2020 games bringing the total number of sports to 33, which should give you even more options for your future Olympic Coin collection. Plus, coins and medals for the Olympics have been in production since 1896, this means you already have plenty of items from which to choose from.

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Australia, $5 Silver Proof Winter Olympics, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics was held in Pyeonchang, South Korea. It was the first time that the Olympics was ever held in South Korea and they made quite a show out of it. Australia issued a crownsized $5.00 to honour their team being at and participating in those Winter Olympics. The coin is struck in Proof 999 fine Silver with a mintage of just 2,018 pieces. It has been selectively gold plated showing a skier and contains one ounce of pure silver. The coin comes in a handsome display case, with an outer box and numbered certificate from the Australian Royal Mint. With the next Olympics almost upon us, collector interest in previous Olympic issues will increase greatly. This is one Olympic coin that will be missing from most collections…
£42.50

Congo, Scarce Congo Olympic Shot Putt Crown

This is one Olympic coin or crown you almost never see. It was issued by the Republic of the Congo in 1999, for the Sydney, Australia Olympics held in 2000. You have a shot putter getting ready for the throw with a Greek God to his side. The other side has a native figure holding up a tablet like the 10 Commandments reading ‘Unite Travail Progress’. It is full crownsized and has the denomination of 100 Francs and is struck in Uncirculated cupronickel. There were quite a few Olympic coins issued over the years, but this is one that you almost never see. Get it while you can, after all the Olympics are quickly coming up…
£9.95

Cuba, 1 Peso Ice Hockey

This cupronickel One Peso was issued by Cuba in 1983 for the Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo. It should be noted that the mintage is a very small 3,000 pieces, which in today’s collecting terms can almost be called rare. The coins have two ice hockey players facing off and the obverse has the arms of Cuba. I think this whole series is much under appreciated and one day that might well change.
£6.95

Elizabeth II, £2 London Olympic Handover Ceremony Silver Proof, 2008

Issued in 2008 for the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. These are the Sterling Silver Proof issues.
£49.50

Greece, 25 Euro Pattern 1996 C N

This crownsized pattern 25 Euros was issued by International Currency Bureau in 1996; it was not issued by the Greek government. On one side you have the Discus Thrower from the ancient Olympic Games. On the other side you have a galley vessel, again of ancient times. This coin is struck in Prooflike Uncirculated Cupro-nickel and is now some 22 years old. Not an easy pre-euro pattern to find and most of the pieces were shipped to Greece. I have bought out one of the original parties that made this piece and therefore I can offer them at a wonderful price. You can add one to your collection for just £7.95, at this price you might want to own more than one…
£7.95

Mexico, Olympic 25 Pesos 1968

Mexico, 25 Pesos, 1968 MO. Cownsized silver, KM479.1 Brilliant Uncirculated
£15.00

Peru, Olympic Discuss Pattern 20 Nuevos Soles 1996

Issued in 1996 to commemorate the Olympics held in Atlanta, USA. Low mintage silver proofs.
£59.50

Portugal, 200 Escudos 1992 Olympics

Portuguese commemorative coin from before they used the Euro. 200 Escudos 1992 featuring Olympic Runner in Uncirculated condition. Not easy to get these days, after all the Euro has been in use for quite sometime. Supplies are of course, limited and we think the prices are appealing.
£4.95

Portugal, 250 Escudos 1988 Olympics

We have purchased a nice group of Uncirculated Portuguese commemorative coins issued when Portugal still used the Escudo. Here we offer the 250 Escudos 1988, a commemorative coin of the 1988 Seoul Olympics and one of the very few 250 Escudos issued. Uncirculated
£4.50

Romania, 1996 Olympic Tennis Aluminium Piedfort

At this time of year tennis seems to be on many British people’s minds, what with Wimbledon and all. So I found a group of Rare patterns issued for tennis for the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. They only made 125 pieces in each metal and thickness. So these are some of the rarest Olympic coins you will ever see. The type on offer here is the Aluminium Piedfort. Each coin is full crownsized and struck in proof condition. They are struck at one of the oldest mints in the world in Romania, which has been in business for centuries and the quality is outstanding. An outstanding feature is the denomination, 100 Lei, is on the edge, so as not to detract from the design of the coin.
£34.50

Romania, 1996 Olympic Tennis Brass Piedfort

At this time of year tennis seems to be on many British people’s minds, what with Wimbledon and all. So I found a group of Rare patterns issued for tennis for the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. They only made 125 pieces in each metal and thickness. So these are some of the rarest Olympic coins you will ever see. The type on offer here is the Brass Piedfort. Each coin is full crownsized and struck in proof condition. They are struck at one of the oldest mints in the world in Romania, which has been in business for centuries and the quality is outstanding. An outstanding feature is the denomination, 100 Lei, is on the edge, so as not to detract from the design of the coin.
£34.50

Romania, Gymnast Olympics Copper Piedfort

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Ice Dance Copper

This is a RARE Piedfort Pattern made by the Romania Mint for the Winter Olympics held in Nagano Japan in 1998. It depicts a couple Ice Dancing on one side and the arms of Romania on the other side. This is a Piedfort, that means that it is double the normal thickness. So on a crown that is quite a huge piece. The total mintage is just 125, quite a Rare piece and no doubt very collectable in Japan. It was issued in 1989 and is a very unusual coin, in that the denomination is on the edge, so as not to spoil the design.
£27.50

Romania, Ice Dance Olympics Aluminium

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Ice Dance Olympics Piedfort Bi-Metal

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£37.50

Romania, Ice Dance Olympics Piedfort Brass

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Ice Hockey Copper Piedfort

Recently we have been getting a number of enquirers from Romania and several other former Eastern European countries for the Romanian pattern Crowns that we had so many of. Strange, when we went to check our inventory we discovered that the large group we had was almost sold out. After all they are very low mintage, they are Olympic commemoratives and they are priced cheaply. We did find one piece that we had in a smallish quantity and that we can offer to you at a reasonable price. It is Pattern Crown struck for the Ice Hockey event held in Nagano, Japan. It was struck in copper proof, double thickness or Piedfort and with a mintage of just 125 pieces. Get them before the Romanian dealers buy them all up.
£27.50

Romania, Olympic Ice Skaters

This handsome Silver Proof crown or 100 Lei was issued by Romania for the Winter Olympics held in Nagano Japan in 1998. It was the 18th Winter Olympics. The crown depicts a man and a woman ice dancing, with date and number of the Olympiad on one side. The other side has the Olympic flame and the arms of Romania. Each Sterling Silver Proof 100 Lei comes in a protective capsule and is gleaming Proof condition. We believe it to be a relatively low mintage coin, as the Winter Olympics do not have as much interest as the Summer Olympics. As some mints are charging up to £88 for a silver proof crown, our price for this coin is most reasonable.
£39.50

Romania, Pattern Equestrian Aluminium Piedfort

This Pattern Aluminium Piedfort Crown was made for the Olympics held in Atlanta, United States in 1996. It depicts a rider on horseback, Equestrian, it is Rare and very low mintage, the mintage was just 125 pieces in each metal. They were struck by the Romanian Mint in Proof condition and are now becoming very difficult to find. They are Olympics, they are 24 years old, they are very low mintage and best of all they are currently very reasonable. These are the last ones we have and supplies are very low...
£22.50

Romania, Pattern Equestrian Olympics Copper Piedfort

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£24.50

Romania, Rare Nagano Skiing Olympics Piedfort Aluminium

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Rare Nagano Skiing Olympics Piedfort Bi-metallic

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£37.50

Romania, Rare Nagano Skiing Olympics Piedfort Brass

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Rare Nagano Skiing Olympics Piedfort Copper

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
£27.50

Romania, Shooting Olympics Aluminium

These RARE Olympic Pattern Crowns were issued by Romania in 1996 for the Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Only 125 of each were made, which is a very low mintage. This low mintage issue shows a man kneeling with a rifle and a target. Remember only 125 of each struck. They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and on offer here are the Aluminium variants.
£17.50