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.