Birmingham 2022 and CGF Partnerships have signed a license agreement with The Royal Mint and Royal Mail to produce commemorative coins and stamps for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Birmingham 2022 marks the third time the Games have been hosted in England in its ninety-two-year history, and each of those Games has been commemorated with the release of collectable Royal Mail stamps and coins. the Royal Mint.
The Royal Mint and Royal Mail have both secured exclusive rights as official licensees to create a series of Birmingham 2022 themed coins and stamps to celebrate and mark the global sporting event, which runs from July 28 to August 8.
The special 50 pence coin is inspired by Birmingham’s bedrock of innovation, creativity and architecture.
The Birmingham 2022 collection includes a main coin design, offered in a range of precious metals and will also include base metal designs including coins from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and a together Home Nations.
Royal Mail has previously commemorated the British Empire Games 1925, Cardiff 1958, Edinburgh 1970, Edinburgh 1986, Manchester 2002 and most recently Glasgow 2014 with special stamps as lasting mementos of the event for collectors and fans.
Details and images of the special stamps issued by Royal Mail will be announced closer to the launch of the Games in July.
Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022, said: “These very special coins and stamps are a perfect reminder of the excitement and thrill people will feel at being part of Birmingham 2022.
“The Royal Mint and Royal Mail are organizations with an excellent international reputation, and the partnerships are a perfect fit for our incredible global event.
“The commemorative sets are a wonderful way to celebrate the Games and for the whole country to get involved in Birmingham 2022 and our festival of sport and culture.”
David Leather, CEO of CGF Partnerships, said: “We are very proud that CGF and Birmingham 2022 are working with the Royal Mint and Royal Mail to produce these special coins and stamps.
“It’s a great way to mark the occasion, with the Games returning to England and being hosted in Birmingham and the West Midlands for the first time.
“The commemorative sets will be a fantastic way to celebrate the Games and allow everyone to get involved in all the celebrations.”
Commemorative coins and stamps will be available for purchase in July, at post offices, official Birmingham 2022 retail stores and online.