29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 24: Table Tennis

The table tennis 50p was designed by Alan Linsdell.

The Royal Mint Table Tennis 50p London 2012

We asked Alan to answer three questions that wo[uld give us more insight into the man behind this design!

1) Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet?

I’ve had three Olympic coins in my change but other people have also passed on their coins to me so I now have 25 different ones.

2) Have you heard what the British team think about it?

I don’t know what the Olympic team think about the design. I included both the western “orthodox” grip and the oriental “penhold” grip on my design so that it would represent the world of table tennis.

3) What are you looking forward to in 2012?

I’m looking forward to the Olympics and also to the tennis. It  would be very interesting to see Roger Federer develop a double-handed backhand as I suspect this is why Nadal and Djokovic have both been able to overtake him!

For more on the London 2012 50p collection, check the Royal Mint website

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