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100k pounds gold coin commemorating 2012 London Olympics revealed.

London, Nov 23(ANI): A gold coin commemorating the 2012 London Olympics, worth 100,000 pounds, has been revealed by the Royal Mint at London's Royal Academy of Art.

According to the BBC, just 60 of the coin designed by abstract sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and containing a kg of fine gold will be produced.

The coin's design represents how the Games focus on success and pushing the body and mind to their limits as well as the long heritage of the Olympics.

It is framed by a laurel wreath and the London 2012 logo, and depicts the sports equipment used for weightlifting, boxing, football and athletics.

A silver coin designed by artist, composer and writer Tom Phillips was also revealed.

The Queen had personally approved both designs in order for them to become legal tender.

The obverse of the coins features her effigy, which appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1998. (ANI)

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