COMMEMORATIVE coins and stamps will be released to mark the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
CGF Partnerships and Birmingham 2022 have signed a licensing deal with The Royal Mint and Royal Mail to produce the one-off pieces.
Royal Mail has a long history of issuing stamps to mark the Commonwealth Games being held in the UK, including the Manchester Games 2002 and Glasgow 2018.
The Royal Mint will be creating a special 50 pence piece which takes inspiration from Birmingham’s bedrock of innovation, creativity and architecture.
It was designed by
by Natasha Preece of the Royal Mint, the coin features the design of the Library of Birmingham.
It was released as part of the Royal Mint’s 2022 Annual Sets on 4 January 2022, which includes a coin designed in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Details and images of the special stamps being issued by Royal Mail will be announced closer to the launch of the Games in July.
Ian Reid, chief executive at Birmingham 2022, said: “These very special coins and stamps will be a perfect reminder of the excitement and thrill people will have by being part of Birmingham 2022.
“Both the Royal Mint and Royal Mail are organisations who have excellent international reputations, 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, chief executive of CGF Partnerships, said: “We are very proud that the CGF and Birmingham 2022 will be working with the Royal Mint and Royal Mail to produce these special coins and stamps.
“It is a great way to mark the occasion, with the Games returning to England and hosted in Birmingham and the West Midlands for the first time.
“The commemorative sets will be a fantastic way to celebrate the Games and allows everyone to get involved in all the celebrations.”
Both the commemorative coins and stamps will be available to buy in July, from post offices, the official Birmingham 2022 retail stores and online.