Coining it in with Olympic design

David Gibbons,

David Gibbons may specialise in paintings, but it was a different type of design that led to his artwork being seen by millions, as Josephine Walbank discovers.

WHEN THE Royal Mint launched a competition to create new, sporting-themed designs for the 50 pence coin to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Derbyshire artist David Gibbons knew he was up to the challenge…