It’s been an Olympic tradition since Helsinki, 1952 and as the 2012 London Olympic race starts, it’s time for a special gold and silver coin to make its comeback in a new avatar. This year the Gold and silver coins have been designed by Sir Anthony Caro and ping-pong ace Tom Phillips. While you can actually spend the money as they are legally tendered, I don’t really think that that is why you would want to buy it to start with.
Launched by the Royal Mint the one kilo heavy coins will sport face value of £500 ($775) and £1,000 ($1,555) respectively that, however, is not their sale price. The limited to 2012 coins, the Silver version will cost you £3,000 ($4665), while the 60 gold coins will cost you £100,000 ($155,535).Click here for details.