London 2012 Fencing

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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 Ruth Summerfield
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 2,115,500
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Design details:

Fencing is a combat sport using three blade weapons; foil, sabre and epee. It is one of only four sports that have featured at every modern Olympic Games. Ruth Summerfield, a radiologist from Stoke-on-Trent submitted the winning 50p design having been inspired by her friend who is a fencer.

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