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Cycling 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 9 of 29 featured Cycling.
2011 50p Coin Cycling
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Cycling
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Cycling
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 2,090,500
UNC Mintage: 156,872

The Cycling 50p can be found in your change: 2,090,500 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 Cycling 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Uncirculated (UNC) Cycling 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £4.50.

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Men's track cycling made its debut at Athens 1896 and women's at soul 1988. Cyclists compete on oval-shaped 250 meter track to achieve the fastest time. In the Keirin event a pacer is used in the first 5 1/2 laps keeping the athletes together, the cyclists then sprint to the finish over the last 2 1/2 laps.

Individual pursuit has 2 athletes start at opposite sides of the track and attempt to record the fastest time.

Elimination race starts with 24 cyclists, but the rider who is in last place every two laps is eliminated, until one remains as the winner.

Cycling coin designer Theo Crutchley-Mack

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Cycling coin designer Theo Crutchley-Mack (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Theo said: I’m really in to my art and I love doing projects and things like that so I did loads of research, I got all kinds of pictures even some of myself on my own bike and stuck them all up in my room and did some sketches to start off with and I ended up with this final design.

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

A design which depicts a cyclist in a velodrome, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Theo Crutchley-Mack

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 Cycling 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 2,090,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.