London 2012 Basketball



Issued 2011
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Sarah Payne
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,748,00
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This basketball 50p was designed by Sarah Payne, a toy designer from Cardiff. Basketball made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Games in Berlin. In the 2012 Games the USA won both the men's and women's competitions.

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