In 2012, The Royal Mint issued one of the most remarkable coins we've ever seen. Weighing in at a staggering One Kilogram of Fine Silver, it tipped the scales as the heaviest UK coin ever issued.
A true numismatic ‘first’ – this coin will be talked about for many years to come. Especially when you consider the following:
The first ever UK issue to weigh over a kilogram
The first ever with a face value of £500
The largest British issue ever struck (at the time of release)
One of only five British coins ever struck in 999/1000 Fine Silver
Originally issued in time for the Olympic Games, we've managed to secure a small stock of the UK London 2012 £500 Silver Kilo Coin.
The photo opposite does not do justice to this coin. A kilogram is the equivalent weight of nearly 125 Gold Sovereigns – astounding for a single coin and the first time an issue of this size had been struck by The Royal Mint. Holding it in your hand gives a real sense of its worth.
The purity of the silver content is also of note, as this is one of the first UK coins ever struck in 999/1000 Fine Silver. This brings it in line with other internationally recognised silver collector coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf and Australian Koala, each of which have seen impressive 1 kilo versions issued.
However, yours will always bear the distinction of being the very first UK coin of its type. It’s not often you get the chance to be in at the very beginning.
And as this is a Royal Mint coin it has all the hallmarks of quality associated with their long history. Struck to a Proof finish, the design by renowned engraver Tom Phillips at once captures the significance of the Olympic spirit whilst also giving a nod to previous UK coinage.
The central engraving reads ‘XXX Olympiad’ surrounded by the motto ‘Unite our dreams to make the world a team of teams.’ It’s a fitting design for the event it commemorates and the relief of the coin is undeniably impressive. However it’s the silver content and the ‘first of its kind’ status that make this coin stand out.
Your coin comes complete in what must rank as the most impressive Presentation Casewe've ever seen. Featuring a glass viewing window and a lockable section with key – it’s fitting for a coin of such importance and perfect to keep it in pristine condition for your future generations to enjoy. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, testifying to its silver content and edition limit of just 2,012 pieces
Brilliant Uncirculated / Proof