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.
The Volleyball 50p was designed by Daniela Boothman.
Lots of people are talking about the Olympic and Paralympic medals, and the questions seem to focus on the same issues. What are they made of? What are they worth? How many are there?
Well, we made them, so who better to clear this up once and for all? With pleasure, we present, the facts behind the medals!
So we all know the London 2012 sports 50p’s from the Royal Mint are hard to find…but some people have managed to find them all.
How did they do it?
We asked the best in the business for their tips and here are the top 10!
Tracy Baines, from Peterborough, designed the Tennis 50p!
The Sailing 50p was design by Bruce Rushin.
The Rowing 50p was designed by Davey Podmore.
The Modern Pentathlon coin was designed by Daniel Brittain.