A montage of the five sports which form the modern pentathlon, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Modern Pentathlon 50p
Five completely different sports make up the Modern Pentathlon, which is arguably the most demanding of the Olympic Games. Pentathletes compete in fencing, swimming, riding, and then combined shooting and cross country running, all in the course of one day.
Modern Pentathlon 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 Daniel Brittain Edge Plain Mintage