The Weightlifting 50p was designed by Rob Shakespeare. Rob, a police officer from Manchester, designed the coin because of his love of the sport. The inspiration for this design was from seeing people lifting and Rob’s attempts at doing it himself.
We put our usual three questions to the designer, and this is what he had to say!
1) Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet?
I have not had a copy of my coin but have seen a few others in change
2) Have you heard what the British team think about it?
I have no idea what anyone from the GB team or otherwise thinks!
3) What are you looking forward to in 2012?
I’m looking forward to seeing my daughter turn 2 years old, and hopefully Manchester United winning a 20th league title!
For more on the London 2012 50p collection, check the Royal Mint website