Interstate of Mind » Royal Mint http://www.interstateofmind.com Ideas from the heart. Creative minds for the driven and uncompromising. Interstate Creative Partners. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Olympic Coin http://www.interstateofmind.com/olympic-coin/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/olympic-coin/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:42:39 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2403 I almost forgot about the ridiculousness of paying £1.20 for a miniature bottle of no-name water in Stratford station this weekend after receiving a sparkling new Olympic 50 pence piece in my change. According to The Royal Mint, these coins are all but being taken out of circulation by the general public as they hoard them as free souvenirs of the games. I’m guilty!

So congratulations to Florence Jackson of Bristol who won the Blue Peter competition to design the special edition Olympic coin for athletics. This is one coin that won’t be getting spent… yet. Her London 2012 50p Sports Collection Athletics coin is available to purchase from here.

Image credit: Matt Faber/PA Wire

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