Although coins traditionally honor our historical and political legacy they can also be reflections on who we are; such is the case with collectible coins that honor sporting events and other cultural happenings. They may mark a certain game or a team’s victory but they are about what our culture does for recreation. They also make great collectible items for fans of sports and coin collecting.
If you think that your collection would benefit from such coins you should consider adding the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions Silver Medallion. This silver coin commemorates the winning of the Stanley Cup by the LA Kings for the first time in the franchise’s history. The victory was a huge cultural event and one worth remembering in coinage.
Collectible coins exist for all sort of sporting events and sports figures. You can get a North Carolina quarter honoring Dale Earnhardt, a Joe DiMaggio or Babe Ruth colorized quarter or a gold plated Car Ripken, Jr. state quarter. These coins can bring some variety into traditional coin collections and are fun to have and display.
Keep your eyes open for Olympic 2012 coins coming out of England because they are probably being minted as we speak! I wonder what sports they will be commemorating?
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