London 2012 Wheelchair rugby

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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 1,765,500
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Design details:

Wheelchair rugby made its first appearance at the Paralympic games in Sydney in 2000, and has been described as a combination of ice hockey, basketball and rugby. It is one of three paralympic coins in the Olympic 50p collection, and was designed by Natasha Ratcliffe who also designed the Handball 50p.

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