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 Coinswe 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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Picture of Romania, Shooting Olympics Aluminium Piedfort

Romania, Shooting Olympics Aluminium 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
Picture of Romania, Shooting Olympics Bi Piedfort

Romania, Shooting Olympics Bi 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.
£37.50
Picture of Romania, Shooting Olympics Brass

Romania, Shooting Olympics Brass

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 Brass variants.
£17.50
Picture of Romania, Shooting Olympics Brass Piedfort

Romania, Shooting Olympics Brass 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
Picture of Romania, Shooting Olympics Copper

Romania, Shooting Olympics Copper

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 Copper variants.
£17.50
Picture of Romania, Tennis Aluminium

Romania, Tennis Aluminium

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 Aluminium. 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.
£22.50
Picture of Romania, Tennis Bi-metallic

Romania, Tennis Bi-metallic

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 Bi-Metallic. 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.
£37.50
Picture of Romania, Tennis Copper Piedfort

Romania, Tennis Copper Piedfort

Rare patterns issued for the sport of tennis during 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. Each is full crownsized, struck in Proof condition and the mintages are a miniscule 125 pieces! They are struck at one of the oldest mints in the world in Romania, it 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. Here we present the Copper Piedfort, but this piece is also available in Bi-Metallic Piedfort, Aluminium Piedfort and in Brass Piedfort.
£34.50
Picture of Romania, Tennis Oly Bi-metallic Piedfort

Romania, Tennis Oly Bi-metallic 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 Bi-Metallic 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.
£59.50
Picture of Romanian Basketball Copper Piedfort

Romanian Basketball Copper Piedfort

This pattern Crown was issued by the Romanian Mint for the Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. What is most fascinating is the mintage, Just 125 pieces were ever made. This makes it one of the lowest mintage and scarcest Olympic coins ever made. It honours the Olympic sport of basketball. It shows two players jumping for a ball. The other side has the arms of Romania and the date 1996. This piece is struck in copper, but it is double the normal thickness or a piedfort. A piedfort crown is a rather large coin and it is in proof condition. We bought a large proportion of the mintage and over the years they are starting to run out. Especially now that we are getting interest from the former Soviet countries. The people have money and want to collect their own coinage. Remember there were only 125 pieces ever made in copper piedfort.
£29.50
Picture of St. Thomas & Prince, Rare Olympic Roll 12 Crowns

St. Thomas & Prince, Rare Olympic Roll 12 Crowns

The Democratic Republic of St. Thomas and Prince issued some of the rarest Olympic Crowns ever struck. They were made in 1993 for the Atlanta Olympics, they were struck in Proof cupro-nickel and while the mintages are unknown, you almost never see these coins for sale. We have obtained a very limited number of the set of 12 different Crowns. The sports represented are: wrestling, soccer, boxing, cycling, karate, running, field hockey, track & field, surfing, swimming, gymnastics and tennis. Many of these sports have not been represented on Olympic coins before. We offer the complete collection of 12 Proof Olympic Crowns for just £95, which we think is quite a bargain. Once they are gone, they are gone.
£95.00
1 Dollar 1988 Olympics Silver Proof

United States of America, 1 Dollar 1988 Olympics Silver Proof

In 1988 the United States Mint issued a Special Silver Dollar for the Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea. In 1983 and 1984 the Mint issued Silver Dollars for the Los Angeles Olympics. This one is a little more difficult to find. You have the Olympic Torch lighting the torch from the Statue of Liberty. The other side has the Olympic rings, the value, and the United States of America. They are struck in 900 fine Silver and are in Proof condition. Now 30 years old and not all that easy to find and they do look quite handsome in Proof condition.
£39.50
Picture of United States of America, 1983 Dollar Olympics Silver Proof

United States of America, 1983 Dollar Olympics Silver Proof

With the Olympics postponed until next year, the interest in older Olympic issues will increase. Yes, some countries will be issuing Olympic coins, but their prices will be very high. Mints worldwide are charging more and more for their coins and, of course, the price of silver has almost doubled. So we looked through our inventory to see what we could do. And we found this coin, one of the first three American Silver Dollars issued for the Olympics: the 1983 Dollar issued for the Olympics held in Los Angeles, in Proof condition, we think it's good value considering what some of the countries are going to charge.
£44.50
Picture of United States of America, 1984 'S' Liberty Dollar Olympics Silver Proof

United States of America, 1984 'S' Liberty Dollar Olympics Silver Proof

With the Olympics postponed until next year, the interest in older Olympic issues will increase. Yes, some countries will be issuing Olympic coins, but their prices will be very high. Mintsworldwide is charging more and more for their coins and of course, the price of silver has almost doubled. So we looked through our inventory to see what we could do. And we found this coin, one of the first three American Silver Dollars issued for the Olympics: the 1984 'S' Liberty Dollar issued for the Olympics held in Los Angeles, in Proof condition, we think it's good value considering what some of the countries are going to charge.
£44.50
Picture of United States of America, Pair of American Olympic Proof Silver Dollars

United States of America, Pair of American Olympic Proof Silver Dollars

The United States held the Summer Olympics in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. these were the first Olympic Games to be professionally run and the first to make a profit. The United States Mint issued two Proof Silver Dollars to raise money to pay for these games. The difference between the cost and the selling price went to the Olympic Committee. In 1983 they issued a Silver Dollar with a modern triple vision of the Discus Thrower and the head of an American Bald Eagle on the reverse. In 1984 they issued a Silver Dollar with the nude but headless sculptures at the entrance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The reverse had the American Bald Eagle in full stance. Both are struck in 900 fine silver. Today the Royal Mint charges £80.00 each for a silver Proof Crown, so I think that our price of £69.50 for both American Silver Dollars is quite fair; remember our price includes the Government’s 20% VAT!
£69.50