London 2012 Archery

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Specifications

Issued 2011
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Piotr Powaga
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 3,345,500
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Design details:

The Archery 50p was designed by Piotr Powaga - a keen calligrapher from Yorkshire. He asked his wife to model the action of pulling a bow so he could capture the dynamic moment before the fingers are released.

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