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Basketball 50p Coin

The Basketball fifty pence designed by Sarah Payne is part of the Olympic sports coin collection. This 50p had a circulation mintage of 1,748,000 and is valued at about £2.

2011 50p Coin Basketball

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Coin Rarity

Can be found in change: 1,748,000 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 22 July 2010.

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


A circulated coin in good condition is worth about £2. Brilliant Uncirculated: Prices from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £6.

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Coin Packaging

Brilliant Uncirculated coins produced by The Royal Mint must be sold in packaging when first offered for sale - whether direct or via official distributors.

This 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality was included in these coin packs / sets:

London 2012 sports collection - Basketball

Available to purchase on the release date 22 July 2010 for £2.99 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £6 +101% for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 137,157

Basketball Coin Cover

Available to purchase on the release date 18 January 2011 for £9.95, currently valued at £29 +191% for as new packaging and coin.

LEP: 20000
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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A design which depicts basketball players against the textured background of a large basketball, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.

Design by: Sarah Payne
Basketball coin designer Sarah Payne

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Basketball coin designer Sarah Payne (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Sarah said: When I first went into designing a coin there was a big list on the Royal Mint website and it gave links to examples if you weren’t sure what the sport involved so I went through a lot of the sports and when I got to basketball I could capture the movement. It was basically looking and researching, I used the basketball itself as a texture for the background, showing the basketball without having to use the word basketball.

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: Circulation / BU
Year: 2011

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