Issue date: 2011
Quantity minted: 1,773,500
Circulated average condition: 75p
Circulated excellent condition: £3.50
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Two hockey players in action, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Robert Evans.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.
More about the Hockey 50p
Issued as one of the 29 Olympic 50p designs to commemorate the games in London 2012. Each 50p features a different Olympic sport.
The winning designer for the Hockey 50p was Robert Evans from Cardiff, who worked as an engraver and sculptor for the Royal Mint. Robert took a number of photographs of two University of Glamorgan hockey players in action in order to accurately capture the sport as a base for his design.
Hockey was first introduced into the 1908 Games in London and became a firm fixture as from the Antwerp Games in 1920. Women made their entrance at the 1980 Moscow Games