London 2012 Football

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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 Neil Wolfson
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,125,500
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Design details:

This is the lowest minted London 2012 coin making it very rare and is often sold at a premium on auction sites.

The football 50p was possibly the most publicised of all the 50p designs, as it features the hotly debated offside rule in the form of a simple diagram. Designer Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist by trade, chose an image which he felt would encapsulate the sport whilst also provoke discussion.

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