London 2012 Athletics

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Specifications

Issued 2009* & 2011, *2009 Blue peter sets
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Florence Jackson (aged 9)
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 2,224,000 (2011) 19,751 (2009)
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Design details:

the 2011 dated coin will be the one normally found in your change.
Nine year-old Florence Jackson is the youngest person to ever design a UK coin having won a Blue Peter competition which included more than 17,000 entries. Roared on by home support, and with the likes of Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah competing, team GB had a successful time in the Athletics stadium, winning six medals in total - four of them gold.

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