The Sports Collection Gymnastics 50p was designed by Jonathan Olliffe.
2011 mintage of 1720813 entered circulation to represent Gymnastics being part of the London 2012 Olympics.
The Gymnastics 50p coin is worth 50p but as a collectors item we value a good condition circulation London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Gymnastics fifty pence at £1.48.
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In a Royal Mint video interview with the Gymnastics coin designer Jonathan Olliffe, asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Jonathan said: This design derived from working mainly with images from, books, the internet and watching video-takes of gymnastics and how the ribbons move and the different types of ribbons that are used in the gymnastics sport.
Rhythmic Gymnastics was introduced as an Olympic event in 1984 with the team event added in 1996.
Individual event consists of 4 routines (ball, hoop, clubs and ribbon) and the team event consists of 5 athletes over 2 routines (single apparatus and mixed apparatus).
The sport combines ballet, gymnastics, dance and apparatus manipulation.
Highest score wins determined by balances, leaps, apparatus handling, pirouettes and execution.