Nine-year-old Florence Jackson, from Bristol, was today revealed as the first child ever to work with the Royal Mint to design a UK coin.
Florence won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a coin celebrating London 2012 by taking part in a CBBC Blue Peter competition. The competition proved one of the show’s all time most popular, with Florence’s design beating over 17,000 other entries.
Florence Jackson, said: “I was so excited. It was a real surprise to win. I’d never entered a Blue Peter competition before, but really wanted to take part because I love drawing.
I chose the high-jump because I’d watched it on TV before and thought it looked fun. It was amazing to visit the Royal Mint and see my picture turned into a coin. I can’t wait to see it in my pocket money!”
Florence was joined by Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis and Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere at the Royal Mint to strike her first coin …
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