London 2012 Handball

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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 Natasha Ratcliffe
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,676,500
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Design details:

Handball is played in an indoor court between two teams of seven, the objective being to throw the ball into the opponent's goal using only your hands. Natasha Ratcliffe, a self-employed artist and sculptor from Cornwall was the winning designer for the Handball 50p. She also designed the wheelchair rugby coin.

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