Королевский монетный двор Великобритании. 50-пенсовые монеты серии "Спорт". Монетная программа к ХХХ Олимпийским играм в Лондоне 2012

 

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50-пенсовые монеты Королевского монетного двора Великобритании к ХХХ Олимпийским играм в Лондоне 2012 года

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london 2012 silver 50p sports collection a celebration of the olympic and paralympic games

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`coins are a part of the fabric of our daily life so to have a range of coins designed specifically to celebrate london 2012 is a huge honour made all the more special by the fact that members of the public have designed them the 50p s will be part of a longlasting wide-reaching cultural legacy that will benefit the entire nation and i m looking forward to collecting the entire range lord sebastian coe chairman the london organising committee of the olympic and paralympic games locog

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the competition the royal mint is the official licensee of commemorative coins for london 2012 the olympic and paralympic games are the greatest festivals of sport in the world and london 2012 is a hugely important occasion for the whole of the uk the royal mint was pleased to be able to offer people across the uk the chance to be intrinsically linked to this monumental event and for their artwork to be recreated on the nation s currency and enjoyed for hundreds of years to come this was a national competition organised by the royal mint to find designs for 29 50p pieces to celebrate the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games the competition was launched back in january 2009 with olympic gold medallist jonathan edwards within this two separate competitions were conducted aimed at primary schools through the children s tv programme blue peter and secondary schools offering school children across the uk the chance to design a coin all the designs were shown to a panel of judges the panel was made up of independent experts representatives of the royal mint london 2012 and the international olympic committee and the winners were

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the winners in september 2010 the competition winners were invited to spend a day at the royal mint to be presented with a gold 50p coin of their own design and a cheque for 1,000 a collection of 29 giant cardboard 50p coins were produced especially for the event and the winners were photographed standing alongside their own design luckily the sun shone and a great day was had by all.

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aquatics and gymnastics jonathan olliffe the designer of the gymnastics and aquatics 50p coins is a designer and sculptor from oxford he creates contemporary fine metal work for people s homes and is known worldwide for his art jonathan likes to think of his winning coin designs as `a piece of art for every pocket and is very excited to have won the gymnastics and aquatics categories archery piotr powaga the designer of the archery 50p coin is a crop advisor agronomist who lives in yorkshire with his wife and two children in his spare time he is a keen calligrapher and enjoys creating new letter forms and logos in his design piotr wanted to show that although archery is a relatively static sport there is a great deal of energy generated in the build up to release his wife modelled the action of pulling a bow so that piotr could capture the dynamic moment before the fingers are released badminton emma kelly an illustrator from london designed the badminton coin when she entered the competition emma had been working on drawing structures which is reflected in her design she wanted to create a symbolic and easily recognisable design for badminton and enjoys identifying details when she draws.

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boccia justin chung is a third-year student at the manchester school of architecture he chose the boccia coin as it was a sport he didn t know a lot about and spent time watching many films online to understand how the game is played in particular he wanted to capture the facial expression of a paralympian taking part in the sport as this was something he found particularly interesting basketball sarah payne a toy designer from cardiff entered the competition after her late grandmother encouraged her to participate she has a product design degree from the university of wales institute cardiff and has in the past designed props for doctor who more recently she is designing international greeting cards and wrapping paper as well as toys boxing shane abery a delivery driver from reading only entered the competition in order to encourage his children to enter and didn t consider submitting his design until friends and family encouraged him to do so shane wanted to ensure that the detail of the boxing gloves was as accurate as possible so he went and bought a pair to model his design on canoeing timothy lees of wiltshire is a stone carver who designed the canoeing coin he has been a freelancer carver for over 20 years and is an associate member of the royal british sculptors and an elected member of the master carvers association.

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athletics nine-year-old florence jackson the designer of the athletics 50p coin was the first ever child to design a royal mint uk coin she won this once-in-alifetime 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 equestrian thomas babbage was living in austria when he heard of the competition through keeping up-to-date with british news by looking on the local sites he has a degree in art focusing on painting but chose to take a different career path and is currently pursuing teaching he has travelled to austria germany and spain to teach english the athletics coin winner florence jackson with blue peter presenter andy akinwolere.

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fencing ruth summerfield a radiologist from stoke-on-trent designed the fencing coin she studied art at gcse level but then pursued a career in medicine ruth is not a fencer herself but has a friend who is and was inspired by the exciting shapes that the fencers go into when they are duelling hockey robert evans the designer of the hockey 50p coin lives in cardiff and is an engraver/sculptor at the royal mint he entered the competition because he is passionate about athletics and thought it was a great way to get involved with london 2012 to make sure he captured the sport accurately robert took a series of photographs of two hockey players from the university of glamorgan and based his design on them football neil wolfson of london designed his coin in the hope that it would encapsulate football in a simple image as the offside rule is a perennial talking point the image is designed to provoke discussion which was what he was aiming for neil is currently working as a production journalist judo david cornell a painter and sculptor from bexhill-on-sea designed the coin for judo having studied at the central school of art london and the academy of fine art philadelphia usa david is a well respected artist and sculptor and continues his trade today.

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wheelchair rugby and handball natasha ratcliffe is a self-employed sculptor and part-time chef from cornwall and is responsible for creating both the wheelchair rugby and handball coins natasha has a degree in art which she received from the university of falmouth and specialises in creating coins and medals she has exhibited internationally and has some selected pieces on display in the british museum collection modern pentathlon daniel brittain a web developer from derby designed the modern pentathlon coin he was drawn to design that particular sport because he felt it would be a challenge to fit all five figures on the one coin in an engaging way daniel has a degree in computer studies but is mostly a self-taught designer rowing david podmore the designer of the rowing 50p coin is a graphic designer from pocklington east yorkshire he has a strong interest in typography ­ the art and technique of type david chose rowing for his design since it s his favourite olympic sport admiring the dedication and strength of the rowers he s thrilled to be part of olympic and royal mint history.

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sailing bruce rushin is an art and design high school teacher from horstead norfolk who designed the sailing coin with a degree in painting from ravensbourne college of art and design in kent he then went straight on to teaching bruce is currently teaching at a high school part time and is renovating a house in france as well as doing some of his own art he was also the designer of the uk s very first 2 coin taekwondo david gibbons is a 75-year-old retiree from matlock in derbyshire david has been a keen artist throughout his life but eventually ended up in a career as a social worker at the age of 55 david suffered a heart attack and was forced into early retirement where he was given the gift of time and was once again able to commit himself to his passion art shooting pravin dewdhory is a graphic designer who lives in hackney london he drew inspiration for his design for the shooting coin from the graphics that are being used in the london 2012 branding which is starting to appear through his area of residence table tennis alan linsdell a retired illustrator from manchester designed the table tennis coin as he has a strong affiliation with the sport throughout his life he has switched between playing table tennis and badminton and his knowledge of the sport is conveyed through his design.

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tennis tracy baines of peterborough designed the tennis coin originally trained as a jewellery designer and later after gaining a degree in theatre set and costume design she worked in the film industry for several years sculpting set dressing and designing sets tracy is now an aspiring children s writer and her first book was shortlisted in a couple of high-profile competitions volleyball bank sales representative and motherof-two daniela boothman of leyland was on maternity leave with her second child when she read about the competition in a magazine she studied graphic design at school but went down a different career path so she decided to spend her time at home by brushing up on her artistic skills triathlon sarah harvey the designer of the triathlon 50p coin is a graphic designer from london and entered the competition after a colleague recommended it to her she had recently returned to work after having a baby and crafted her design during her lunch hour one day sarah found it challenging to incorporate all three sports but is really pleased with the final result weightlifting rob shakespeare a police officer from manchester designed the weightlifting coin as a past bodybuilder and wrestler rob is intrinsically linked to the sport and wanted to create a coin that simply expressed the power and movement that is required.

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