The obverse portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley was used on all UK coinage from 1998 to 2014 and for some 2015 coins. It was the fourth portrait of the Queen used on coinage. The year on the obverse in the image does not necessarily represent this coin but is to show the design.

The reverse design, by Florence Jackson shows a high jumper and was the winning entry in a competition held by Blue Peter in connection with the forthcoming 2012 London Olympic games. This reverse was also used as one of the 29 different Olympic 50p coins released in 2011.

2009 High Jump

  • None for circulation, 19,751 coins were sold in Blue Peter branded packs.