Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Mystery 2012 Olympics medal set to beat $30,000
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 2012medalMysteryOlympics

Mystery 2012 Olympics medal set to beat $30,000

A mystery London 2012 Olympics gold medal is expected to make in excess of $30,000.

It's set to star in RR Auction's dedicated July 21 Olympic Games sale.

2012 Olympic medal
The medal is one of the first from the 2012 Games to come to auction

The consignor of the lot will remain anonymous, with only the sport they competed in to be revealed to the winning bidder after the sale.

The auction house comments: "Any winner's medals from more recent Olympic Games are extremely scarce and this is one of the very first London 2012 gold medals to be publicly offered."

The lot, designed by David Watkins, features an image of a winged Nike below the legend "XXX LONDON OLYMPIAD 2012".

It retains its original purple strap and aside from a couple of marks is in very good condition.

A spokesperson for the auction house told the Daily Mail: "It's not rare for athletes from around the world to face financial hardship depending on what events they're in."

In the past Olympic medals have sold for enormous sums.

A gold Jesse Owens received at the 1936 Games in Berlin realised a world record $1.4m at SCP Auctions in 2013.

A very rare Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics torch will also feature with an estimate in excess of $75,000.

Love sport? Click here to check out our stunning rage of sports memorabilia for sale.  

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about sports memorabilia auctions.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 2012medalMysteryOlympics