The Sports Collection Basketball 50p was designed by Sarah Payne.
2011 mintage of 1748000 entered circulation to represent Basketball being part of the London 2012 Olympics.
The Basketball 50p coin is worth 50p but as a collectors item we value a good condition circulation London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Basketball fifty pence at £1.70.
In a Royal Mint video interview with the Basketball coin designer Sarah Payne, 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.
The Royal Mint London 2012 50p Sports Collection - Basketball coin 5/29 LUK50BSK was priced at £2.99 when released, but since then the value has increased and it is now worth three times that amount.
View the full London 2012 Basketball results courtesy of olympic.org