Twelve years back I was living in Sydney. If you have some interest in sports, you would know that Sydney in Australia had hosted Olympic games that year. The whole country was exhilarated with excitement and so were we. One could smell and feel the Olympics in the air. 😀
The shops, the malls, the streets, the buildings … all were decorated in festive mood and souvenirs were selling everywhere.
Everybody was looking forward to the games. When the time came for carrying the Olympic torch, we were fortunate to see it being carried in front of us. In fact I have a few photos with the torch bearer. We spoke to him and he was kind enough to let us click a few shots. I was over the cloud nine.
Anyway, this is not about the beautiful memories that are etched in my mind but about the beautiful souvenirs which we all can see & touch and what better than collecting & treasuring a few Olympic souvenirs … flags, pins, mascots etc and the most important among them being Olympic commemorative gold coins? 😀
And with Olympic games in progress, what better time to flaunt my souvenir of the month! 😛
Without wasting much time, I leave to you some photos to see and enjoy.
Each one of them has a different sport. Total 28 sports.
Front side of the coin is the sport and the back side is embossed with the Queen’s face.
A closer look, coin specifications and some interesting facts about the sport.
Front side, Tennis. And the official price of each coin. I bought them on premium.
We had bought many coins, gifted to all close relatives. Now we have just a few of them with us.
How do you like this series? I’ll appreciate your feedback on this.
P.S.- This is a monthly series exhibiting various souvenirs that I have picked up from my journeys across the globe. You can see more of them here.
If you want to travel places with me, I suggest you to join me on my Facebook travel page.
It is a wonderful series Nisha.
It is a very good collection! I really wish the internet world helps you complete this collection or sends you some London Olympics ones!
I will be on the look out definitely.
nice collection . plz share ur album of all country specific souvenirs
wow!! these are fantastic!!!! would love to have one of these 😀
Thanks. Your feedback is much appreciated.
How internet will help me getting more of them? I wish somebody sends me some of these medals from current Olympics. 🙂
I have not made any album per se, so thought of writing about them one by one. Even I am discovering things in my house which had become so obvious to us. 😀
But sorry, I am not parting with them ! 😀
I loved it. I am a numismatist myself. Have an important collection of ancioient coins.
Would love to see your collection. 🙂
Lovely souvenirs, Nisha. Nice collection. 🙂
Nice collection 🙂
Thanks a ton. 🙂
Cool, will be waiting for the next bit of souvenirs. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much. Your comment makes me think what to show next month. 🙂
my grandfather have his own coin collections, he really likes to collect coins from other countries.
Glad to know that. Does he have some spare coins to exchange ? 🙂
I envy you for this 😉 Having lived in AUS, I never had a chance to see them.
I can smell something burning. 😛
Wow Nisha – do you still have those coins?
Yes. 😀 😛