World's Strangest Olympic Souvenirs

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Courtesy of The Royal Mint

From food pins to wedding dresses, these odd mementos take the gold.

London—Summer 2012

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The Souvenir: 50 pence coin.

The Story: On the horizon for strange Olympic memorabilia: the 2012 commemorative coin designed by nine-year-old Florence Jackson from Bristol. Selected from more than 17,000 entries, the coin glorifies noodle-armed screaming pole-vaulters everywhere. The Royal Mint will put the legal tender in circulation later this year.

World's Strangest Olympic Souvenirs

London—Summer 2012

The Souvenir: 50 pence coin.

The Story: On the horizon for strange Olympic memorabilia: the 2012 commemorative coin designed by nine-year-old Florence Jackson from Bristol. Selected from more than 17,000 entries, the coin glorifies noodle-armed screaming pole-vaulters everywhere. The Royal Mint will put the legal tender in circulation later this year.

Courtesy of The Royal Mint [1] [1] http://www.royalmint.com
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