Davey Podmore’s Olympic -themed coin design

Davey Podmore with his 50p rowing design for 2012 London Olympics
Davey Podmore with his 50p rowing design for 2012 London Olympics
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A GRAPHIC designer is keeping a closer eye than usual on his loose change following the release of his Olympic-themed 50p coin design.

Davey Podmore’s rowing design is now available to buy from the Royal Mint website for £2.99.

Davey, from Radcliffe Road, Stamford, is among 29 winners to have their design reproduced by the mint and the 38-year-old said he is cannot wait for the day when he comes across the coin now that it is in circulation.

Davey said: “I entered the competition just thinking I would give it a go but when I found out my design had been selected I was really really excited.

“It’s nice to know that something I have done will be out there and remembered as part of the Olympics.

“I’ve found a few of the other designs in my change but I’m waiting for that day when I see my own coin.”

As well as having his coin reproduced, Davey also won £1,000 and received a gold reproduction of his design and certificate for his efforts.

Davey is heading down to London for the games’ opening ceremony which starts tonight at 9pm.

He added: “I’m very excited about the Olympics. I was lucky enough to get tickets for the opening ceremony and the country seems to be getting behind it all now so it’s going to be great.”

Davey’s 50p coin is available to buy at www.royalmint.com