London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Taekwondo

London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Taekwondo

The Sports Collection Taekwondo 50p was designed by David Gibbons.

2011 mintage of 1664000 entered circulation to represent Taekwondo being part of the London 2012 Olympics.

The Taekwondo 50p coin is worth 50p but as a collectors item we value a good condition circulation London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Taekwondo fifty pence at £1.64.

Taekwondo is not the same as karate, but some think the image looks like karate and refer to this coin as such.

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In a Royal Mint video interview with the Taekwondo coin designer David Gibbons, asked why did you choose Taekwondo for your design?, David said: I entered five sports and I thought the taekwondo and the triathlon were more abstruse and more difficult sports that not many people might go in for so I thought I would try two difficult sports to illustrate. Ive no experience of taekwondo taking part, it was simply as a design exercise, those two were quite challenging.

Taekwondo was first introduced at the Sydney 2000 games. The aim of the game is for the athletes to kick and punch their opponent's torso and head to gain points. The format of the match consists of 3 two minute rounds.

A standard torso strike equals 1 point, a standard head kick equals 3 points, a spinning torso kick also equals 3 points and a spinning head kick equals 4 points.

Steven Lopez (USA) is the joint most decorated fighter in Olympic history. He won 3 medals including consecutive golds at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Taekwondo was first introduced at the Sydney 2000 games. The aim of the game is for the athletes to kick and punch their opponent's torso and head to gain points. The format of the match consists of 3 two minute rounds.

A standard torso strike equals 1 point, a standard head kick equals 3 points, a spinning torso kick also equals 3 points and a spinning head kick equals 4 points.

Steven Lopez (USA) is the joint most decorated fighter in Olympic history. He won 3 medals including consecutive golds at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Taekwondo 50p - The Royal Mint display card 23

The Royal Mint London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Taekwondo coin 23/29 LUK50TAE was priced at £2.99 when released, but since then the value has increased and it is now worth three times that amount.

At London 2012 Lutalo Muhammad (Team GB) won a bronze medal in the 68 80 kg men's category. Rohullah Nikpai is Afghanistan's only Olympic medalist. He also won a bronze at London 2012 and at Beijing 2008. View the full London 2012 Taekwondo results courtesy of olympic.org

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