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Equestrian 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 10 of 29 featured Equestrian.
2011 50p Coin Equestrian
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Equestrian
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Equestrian

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 2,142,500
UNC Mintage: 145,122

The Equestrian 50p can be found in your change: 2,142,500 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 Equestrian 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Uncirculated (UNC) Equestrian 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £6.

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Equestrian jumping made its debut in Paris 1900 and eventing at Stockholm 1912.

In jumping riders complete a course of 10 to 13 obstacles the aim is to do this in the fastest time with fewest penalties. There are individual and team competitions based on three elimination rounds, with the top 20 riders competing in the final where the rider with the fewest penalties wins.

Eventing combines dressage, jumping and cross country. In dressage the riders prompt the horse to perform a series of predetermine moves, the cross country event consists of 40 to 45 obstacles where the riders must complete the course in a given time and in the jumping round of eventing the horse and rider must clear 9 to 12 obstacles. The combination of the lowest penalties at the end of all three disciplines wins.

Equestrian coin designer Thomas Babbage

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Equestrian coin designer Thomas Babbage (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Thomas said: In terms of research for my coin I looked at various photos seeing different ways that horses appear within horse riding events and I wanted to make the horse look true to a horse riding event so that the people who know a lot about horse riding would feel that this is something that they would see on a regular occasion.

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

A design which depicts a horse and rider jumping over a fence, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Thomas Babbage

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 Equestrian 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 2,142,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.