London 2012 Judo 50p



Issued 2011
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse David Cornell
Edge Plain
Inscription 50 Pence
Mintage 1,161,500
B.U card
Sold 128,442

The Royal Mint Ltd


Design details:


Judo was established in Japan in 1882, but didn't make it's Olympic debut until 1964 in Tokyo. To win the contest, a contestant must score an 'Ippon' by using a successful technique. The Judo 50p was designed by David Cornell, a painter and sculptor and ex Judo brown belt from Bexhill on Sea.