29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 26: Weightlifting

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 Royal Mint Weightlifting London 2012 50p

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The Olympic and Paralympic victory medals – the facts behind the medals

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!

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50p collectors, share your tips and stories

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!

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