Issue date: 2011
Quantity minted: 2,142,500
Circulated average condition: 75p
Circulated excellent condition: £3.00
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A horse and rider jumping over a fence, with the London 2012 Olympic logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Thomas Babbage.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.
More about the Equestrian 50p
Issued as one of the 29 Olympic 50p designs to commemorate the games in London 2012. Each 50p features a different Olympic sport.
Equestrian disciplines are unique among Olympic sports in that men and women compete on the same level. Both horse and rider are declared medal winners and both must have the same nationality. Team GB won a total of three gold medals in the 2012 equestrian events.
The winning design chosen by the Royal Mint belonged to Thomas Babbage, who wanted to make the image look true to a horse riding event so that experts in the sport would feel that it reflects something that they would often see.