London 2012 Rowing



Issued 2011
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse David Podmore
Edge Plain
Inscription Excellence, friendship, fair play, respect, friendship, fair play,respect,excellence,50 Pence
Mintage 1,717,300
B.U card
Sold 140,977

Design details:

Rowing is one of Britain's most successful Olympic sports, and the only one where team GB have won a medal at every Games since 1984. The Rowing 50p was designed by David Podmore, a graphic designer from East Yorkshire. He has a strong interest in typography and a great admiration for the sport - both of which are reflected in his design. I spoke to Davey November 2018 about his design and process a detailed account can be found here. 2017