A judo throw, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Judo 50p
Judo was established in Japan in 1882, but didn't make it's Olympic debut until 1964 in Tokyo. To win the contest, a contestant must score an 'Ippon' by using a successful technique. The Judo 50p was designed by David Cornell, a painter and sculptor from Bexhill on Sea.
Judo 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 David Cornell Edge Plain Mintage