Wednesday, October 21, 2009

United Kingdom 50 pence 2009 - High Jumping

New circulating commemorative:

Olympic Games London 2012 - Blue Peter Design - High Jumping



Launched in January 2009, the Blue Peter Competition gave the children of the UK the chance to design a 50p coin to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The competition was open to children aged between six and 12 and was to focus on the sport of Athletics.
The remaining 28 designs will be revealed early next year. Each coin will represent one of the 29 sports scheduled to take place at London 2012.

(info and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

12 comments:

  1. could somebody they plese kill this children

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  2. Have to agree with this... Kid's drawings on coins is a terrible idea. We have a couple issued in Canada in recent years. Haven't seen anything uglier.

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  3. There is, the 1994 Australian 50 cent piece. The thing that makes it worse is that and adult artist designed it. I think she was high at the time.

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  4. I don't agree with these opinions, sorry. We all know that the ugliest coin designs are not neccesarily made by children (see current Romanian coins, for example). In fact, this new UK coin has a comic style that I love (as a big comics fan I am) LOL

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  5. I like this coin but 29 coins to commemorate London 2012 are really too much for a collector.

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  6. That coin is a crime against numismatics, the child that did it should be drowned in a bucket.

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  7. I have to say that it is good that children become a part of numismatics, it may draw them to the hobby. It is not the childs fault their picture was chosen. The adults who issue coins these days selden choose the most attractive design.

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  8. This is a debasement of our UK coinage. Numismatically we are now going down the crapper, like the US, Australia and Canada before us.

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  9. Is this coin for 2009? I already thought it was for 2010...

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  10. The Mint's latest catalogue shows it in packaged form and the date 2009 is legible

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  11. Yes, there was some confusion, but 2009 is correct.

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  12. The mint has however just answered a query I sent in and said the circulation issue will be dated 2010.

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