The Sports Collection Badminton 50p was designed by Emma Kelly.
2011 mintage of 2133500 entered circulation to represent Badminton being part of the London 2012 Olympics.
The Badminton 50p coin is worth 50p but as a collectors item we value a good condition circulation London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Badminton fifty pence at £1.34.
The shuttlecock used to play badminton is at the forefront of this coin design, so it is not a surprize that this coin is known by some as the shuttlecock 50p.
In a Royal Mint video interview with the Badminton coin designer Emma Kelly, 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.
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.
The Royal Mint London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Badminton coin 4/29 LUK50BAD was priced at £2.99 when released, but since then the value has increased and it is now worth three times that amount.
Lin Dan from China won back to back gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. View the full London 2012 Badminton results courtesy of olympic.org