A diagrammatic explanation of the offside rule in football, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Football 50p
The football 50p was possibly the most publicised of all the 50p designs, as it features the hotly debated offside rule in the form of a simple diagram. Designer Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist by trade, chose an image which he felt would encapsulate the sport whilst also provoke discussion.
Football 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