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Badminton 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 4 of 29 featured Badminton.
2011 50p Coin Badminton
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Badminton
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Badminton

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 2,133,500
UNC Mintage: 124,237

The Badminton 50p can be found in your change: 2,133,500 coins dated 2011 were struck to enter circulation.

This fifty pence was available to purchase in Uncirculated (UNC) quality from release date: 22 July 2010.

Coin Value - How much is my Badminton 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Uncirculated (UNC) Badminton 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £3.50.

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Badminton made its Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992.

In singles the side tramlines are out and the base tramline is in, for doubles the side tramlines are in and the baseline is in after the service.

Badminton is a fast paced game with 40 to 50 strokes being played in 20 seconds.

Badminton coin designer Emma Kelly

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Badminton coin designer Emma Kelly (click image above to view), asked why did you choose Badminton for your design?, Emma said: I choose Badminton as I knew I would enjoy drawing the shuttlecock, I then wanted to add people and the human element into the space and give those people a sense of dynamism and giving and showing people a game.

Olympic Sports 50p
Olympic Sports 50p
Coin Reverse (tails side)

A design which depicts a shuttlecock and a diagram of badminton actions, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Emma Kelly

Coin Obverse (heads side)

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 2011 •".

Coin Specification

Denomination: 50p
Alloy: Cupronickel
Weight: 8g
Diameter: 27.3mm
Quality: CIRC / UNC
Year: 2011

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Badminton 50p coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins available to buy in Uncirculated (UNC) quality.

Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 2,133,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.