A wheelchair rugby player in action, with the London 2012 Paralympic logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the Wheelchair Rugby 50p
Wheelchair rugby made its first appearance at the Paralympic games in Sydney in 2000, and has been described as a combination of ice hockey, basketball and rugby. It is one of three paralympic coins in the Olympic 50p collection, and was designed by Natasha Ratcliffe who also designed the Handball 50p.
Wheelchair Rugby 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 Natasha Ratcliffe Edge Plain Mintage