London 2012 Taekwondo

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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 David Gibbons
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,664,000
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Taekwondo is a Korean form of martial art which is around 2000 years old, but is relatively new to the Olympics, having made its official debut in the Sydney Games in 2000. In 2012 Jade Jones won Britain's first gold medal in the event.


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