2011 Hockey Olympic 50p

Hockey 50p


Issue date: 2011

Quantity minted: 1,773,500

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 75p
Circulated excellent condition: £3.50
Uncirculated: £10.00

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Front Design:
Two hockey players in action, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Robert Evans.

Obverse Design:
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

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