Basketball players against the textured background of a large basketball, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Basketball 50p
The basketball 50p was designed by Sarah Payne, a toy designer from Cardiff. Basketball made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Games in Berlin. In the 2012 Games the USA won both the men's and women's competitions.
Basketball 50 Pence Fifty Pence Olympics 2011 - CIRCULATED
Issued 2011 Diameter 27.30mm Weight 8.00g Thickness 1.78mm Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25%
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
- Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Sarah Payne Edge Plain Mintage