Two figures fencing, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Fencing 50p
Fencing is a combat sport using three blade weapons; foil, sabre and epee. It is one of only four sports that have featured at every modern Olympic Games. Ruth Summerfield, a radiologist from Stoke-on-Trent submitted the winning 50p design having been inspired by her friend who is a fencer.
Fencing 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 Ruth Summerfield Edge Plain Mintage