Great British Coin Games

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The bullseye on an Olympic archery target is only 12.2cm across. Only four 50p coins would fit inside if you laid them side by side.

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The men’s pole vault record is 6.03 metres, the equivalent of vaulting over a stack of 3,387 50p coins.

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You’d need to line up 14,653 50p coins end to end to get you all the way round an Olympic Stadium’s 400m oval athletics track and past the finish line.

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The women’s javelin record is 72.28 metres. You’d need to lay 2,628 50p coins end to end to cover the same distance.

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The weight of a shuttlecock is similar to that of a 20p coin.

MEET THE MAKER – DAVID KNAPTON

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LOOKING BACK AT LONDON 2012

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SEE THE COIN COME TO LIFE

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