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London 2012 Olympic Sports 50p Coins Value List

29 fifty pence coins dated 2011 entered circulation to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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How many Olympic 50p coins are there?

The Royal Mint minted 29 new 50p designs in 2011 to mark the 2012 London Olympics with a coin design for each Olympic sport.

How much is a full set of Olympic 50p coins worth?

Most of the designs sell to collectors for between £1 and £2 (collector value guide price is shown on this page for each coin). Some of the lower mintage coins, such as Football, Judo, Triathlon and Wrestling can achieve £8 to £13.

For a full set of circulated coins in good condition you should expect to pay about £71 on eBay. If you have all 29 designs - selling the 50ps individually could return more than the set value - you could get around £89 for the 29 coins.

A Circulated condition Elizabeth II 2011 50p Football is worth about £13.

Who designed the coins?

The designs for the Olympic sports collection were submitted by the public in response to a competition run by The Royal Mint. So they coins have been "designed by the nation". 27 people had their designs selected including 2 people with 2 designs each. To find out more about each of the designers, click the coin.

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Aquatics
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Aquatics
CIRC
£2
BU
£5

Mintage: 2,179,000

BU Mintage: 157,990

Guide prices shown are for coins in Circulated (CIRC) and Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. We can accept no liability for the accuracy of the prices quoted.

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Archery
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Archery
CIRC
£1
BU
£4

Mintage: 3,345,500

BU Mintage: 140,195

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Athletics
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Athletics
CIRC
£2
BU
£4

Mintage: 2,224,000

BU Mintage: 168,498

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Badminton
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Badminton
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£3.50

Mintage: 2,133,500

BU Mintage: 124,237

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Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Basketball
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Basketball
CIRC
£2
BU
£6

Mintage: 1,748,000

BU Mintage: 137,157

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Boccia
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Boccia
CIRC
£2
BU
£4

Mintage: 2,166,000

BU Mintage: 126,662

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Boxing
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Boxing
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£3.50

Mintage: 2,148,500

BU Mintage: 142,151

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Canoeing
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Canoeing
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 2,166,500

BU Mintage: 116,114

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Cycling
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Cycling
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 2,090,500

BU Mintage: 156,872

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Equestrian
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Equestrian
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£6

Mintage: 2,142,500

BU Mintage: 145,122

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Fencing
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Fencing
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£5

Mintage: 2,115,500

BU Mintage: 130,815

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Football
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Football
CIRC
£13
BU
£25

Mintage: 1,125,500

BU Mintage: 188,262

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Goalball
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Goalball
CIRC
£2.75
BU
£5

Mintage: 1,615,500

BU Mintage: 114,334

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Gymnastics
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Gymnastics
CIRC
£2
BU
£5

Mintage: 1,720,813

BU Mintage: 145,895

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Handball
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Handball
CIRC
£2
BU
£5.50

Mintage: 1,676,500

BU Mintage: 117,566

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Hockey
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Hockey
CIRC
£2.50
BU
£4

Mintage: 1,773,500

BU Mintage: 130,813

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Judo
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Judo
CIRC
£10
BU
£15

Mintage: 1,161,500

BU Mintage: 128,442

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Modern Pentathlon
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Modern Pentathlon
CIRC
£2
BU
£5

Mintage: 1,689,500

BU Mintage: 123,357

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Rowing
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Rowing
CIRC
£2
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 1,717,300

BU Mintage: 140,977

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Sailing
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Sailing
CIRC
£2.25
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 1,749,500

BU Mintage: 138,535

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Shooting
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Shooting
CIRC
£2.50
BU
£6.50

Mintage: 1,656,500

BU Mintage: 125,398

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Table Tennis
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Table Tennis
CIRC
£2.25
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 1,737,500

BU Mintage: 123,195

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Taekwondo
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Taekwondo
CIRC
£2
BU
£6

Mintage: 1,664,000

BU Mintage: 120,210

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Tennis
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Tennis
CIRC
£2.50
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 1,454,000

BU Mintage: 144,535

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Triathlon
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Triathlon
CIRC
£10
BU
£15

Mintage: 1,163,500

BU Mintage: 146,354

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Volleyball
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Volleyball
CIRC
£1.50
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 2,133,500

BU Mintage: 124,115

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Weightlifting
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Weightlifting
CIRC
£2
BU
£4.50

Mintage: 1,879,500

BU Mintage: 121,778

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Wheelchair Rugby
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Wheelchair Rugby
CIRC
£2
BU
£4

Mintage: 1,765,500

BU Mintage: 121,175

Reverse: Elizabeth II 2011 50p Wrestling
Elizabeth II 2011 50p Wrestling
CIRC
£8
BU
£12

Mintage: 1,129,500

BU Mintage: 127,279

Coin Year:

There are a number of factors that affect 50p values, some 50ps may be worth less than the coin grade guide value, whereas other same year date examples could command much higher prices if they exibit desirable features such as strike errors.

Coin images shown on this page are courtesy of The Royal Mint.

Coin mintages courtesy of changerange.net.