The Olympic Games are an event like no other in the world, one that promotes peace, friendly relationships, and helps to build bridges between countries, all while being on the worlds biggest scale. As a direct part of this legacy, Olympic coins have always been treasured and valued by collectors around the world.
The first Olympic coins were made to commemorate the Olympic Games of Helsinki in 1952. Ever since, Olympic coins have come to represent the spirit, art, culture, and country of the host nation and city. In the year 2008, for the first time in history China will host the Olympic Games. One of the largest countries in world, with a population of over 1.3 Billion people and growing, China is racing towards the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with a passion and excitement never before matched in their long history. China's economy is booming and increasing by leaps and bounds, and everywhere you walk in China you hear and see the sounds of growth, buildings being built, streets getting a new look and a complete overhaul, all in preparation for the Games. With so much growth in China many people are left wondering, "How can I be a part of China's growth??" The Precious Metal Commemorative coins of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are a great way to do this.
These coins have a true intrinsic value as they are made of pure gold and silver, precious metals that have proven their worth in the commodities market and continue to increase in price. The Complete Set will consist of 18 coins in total, including 6 in gold and 12 in silver. All coins in the Series are in proof quality, all will bear the year date "2008", and all coins will feature the Emblem of the Beijing Olympic Games. Images that can be expected to be featured on the coins include famous and ancient Chinese places, events, and games. The mintage of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Coin set will be strictly limited to only 60,000 complete sets worldwide. This small amount is astonishing, considering the 1.3 Billion people in China and the Millions of American coin collectors. Quite simply stated, the DEMAND for these coins will FAR EXCEED the small supply that will be made available, becoming so rare and treasured that one day they may rival rare art pieces from Chinese history.