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Last Updated: Tuesday October 13 2009 07:13 GMT

Florence, 9, designs Olympic coin

Florence with Blue Peter's Andy and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis

A nine-year-old girl from Bristol has won a competition to design a coin to celebrate London's 2012 Olympic Games.

Florence beat 17,000 other entries to win a Blue Peter competition with her high-jump drawing.

She said: "It was amazing to... see my picture turned into a coin. I can't wait to see it in my pocket money."

The coin, which is one of 29 different 50 pence pieces being made to mark the Olympics, is the first UK coin ever designed by a child.

The other 28 designs will each show a different Olympic or Paralympic sport.

High jump

The coin's design
The coin's design

Florence added: "I chose the high-jump because I'd watched it on TV before and thought it looked fun.

"I'm 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."

The 50p will be unveiled by the Royal Mint, the company which makes all the UK's money, on Blue Peter on Tuesday.