London 2012 Modern Pentathlon

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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 Daniel Brittain
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,689,500
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Five completely different sports make up the Modern Pentathlon, which is arguably the most demanding of the Olympic Games. Pentathletes compete in fencing, swimming, riding, and then combined shooting and cross country running, all in the course of one day.

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