Designed by the Nation

In January 2009, we launched our biggest ever competition inviting the British public to design a series of 29 new 50p coins. We received over 30,000 designs from all over the country, each depicting a sport from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Picking the designers

It was incredibly hard to decide, but we selected 29 of the best designs that celebrate each of the sports of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Aquatics
Jonathan Olliffe
Archery
Piotr Powaga
Athletics
Florence Jackson
Badminton
Emma Kelly
Basketball
Sarah Payne
Boccia
Justin Chung
Boxing
Shane Abery
Canoeing
Timothy Lees
Cycling
Theo Crutchley-Mack
Equestrian
Thomas Babbage
Fencing
Ruth Summerfield
Football
Neil Wolfson
Goalball
Jonathan Wren
Gymnastics
Jonathan Olliffe
Handball
Natasha Ratcliffe
Hockey
Robert Evans
Judo
David Cornell
Modern Pentathlon
Daniel Brittain
Rowing
Davey Podmore
Sailing
Bruce Rushin
Shooting
Pravin Dewdhory
Table Tennis
Alan Lindsell
Taekwondo
David Gibbons
Tennis
Tracy Baines
Triathlon
Sarah Harvey
Volleyball
Daniela Boothman
Weightlifting
Rob Shakespeare
Wheelchair Rugby
Natasha Ratcliffe
Wrestling
Roderick Enriquez