The Rowing 50p was designed by Davey Podmore.
Davey sent the following responses to our questions:
1) Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet?
I’ve still not seen it. My partner’s had some in his petty cash though!
2) Have you heard what the British team think about it?
I haven’t heard what the team think, but I would love to, especially Sir Steve Redgrave
3) What are you looking forward to in 2012?
I’m looking forward to the Opening Ceremony the most; we managed somehow to get tickets in the ballot!
Davey is the Creative Director of Artisan Creative. Go and check out their website to see more of what he does or keep in touch with Davey using the details below:
We all know that Britain excels in rowing, and this summary of the Team GB history from the British Rowing website puts it in perspective!
Rowing is one of Britain’s most successful Olympic sports with the GB Rowing Team winning 24 gold, 20 silver and 10 bronze medals in the history of the Olympic Games up to and including Beijing in 2008. It is the only GB sport to have won gold at every Games since 1984.
The greatest British Olympian of all time is rower Sir Steve Redgrave who won five Olympic gold medals in five successive Games for GB between 1984 in Los Angeles and 2000 in Sydney as well as a bronze in 1988 – an unprecedented feat in an endurance sport.
Rowing made its Olympic debut in 1900 after bad weather in 1896 prevented it from featuring at the very first Games. Women’s rowing was introduced at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, lightweight events at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and adaptive rowing was added to the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
The 2008 Olympic Games was GB Rowing Team’s most successful Games of the modern era with two golds, two silvers and two bronze medals – making them the top rowing nation.
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You can buy the Rowing 50p from The Royal Mint website.