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London 2012 Olympic 50p coins go into circulation

13 October 2010 Last updated at 10:51 BST

New 50 pence coins commemorating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been launched.

The coins each feature one of 29 sports on the reverse and have been designed by people from England and Wales.

They were picked from nearly 30,000 entries in a Royal Mint public competition.

The BBC's John Maguire reports.