Olympic Kilo Coin

designed in silver by Tom Phillips for the Royal Mint 2011
photograph by David Parry/PA 

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The London 2012 Silver Kilo Coin

The Silver Kilo Coin has been designed by Royal Academy member and internationally renowned artist, composer and writer Tom Phillips.

Tom Phillips is no stranger to the Royal Mint, for as a member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers, he created a commemorative £5 coin in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in 2003.

This powerful design for the first ever UK Silver Kilo Coin celebrates the team endeavour of the Olympic Games, furling pennants create a kind of celebratory sun for the Summer Olympic Games, while also recollecting the Olympic Flame.

It contains one kilo of silver

Has a low issue limit of just 2,012

It is presented in a specially designed presentation box accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity

To order please call 0845 60 88 222

From the Royal Mint press release November 2011

See a related print in the Editions section, or an illustrated feature and interview by The Guardian's Maev Kennedy.