Athletics 50p – London 2012 50p Sports Collection
The designer of the Athletics 50p coin
Nine-year-old Florence Jackson, the designer of the Athletics 50p coin, is the first-ever child to design a Royal Mint UK coin. She won this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in 2009 after taking part in a Blue Peter competition. The Coin Design Competition was one of the show’s most popular ever, with Florence’s design beating over 17,000 other entries.