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Fencing 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 11 of 29 featured Fencing.
2011 50p Coin Fencing
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Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Fencing
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Fencing

£2.99 to £3.29 available now from the Coin Hunter Royal Mint Shop

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 2,115,500
UNC Mintage: 130,815

The Fencing 50p can be found in your change: 2,115,500 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 Fencing 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Uncirculated (UNC) Fencing 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £5.

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Men's fencing was included in the Olympics in 1896 Athens and four women in 1924 Paris.

Points are earned when a player strikes their opponent in the target area with a sword, individual bouts last for three 3 minute rounds or the first to 15 points.

There are three disciplines using three different swords, a lightweight blade called a foil, the Sabre (the shortest blade) and the epee (the longest and heaviest blade).

Fencing coin designer Ruth Summerfield

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Fencing coin designer Ruth Summerfield (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Ruth said: I don’t play any sport myself but I have a friend who fences and which gave me the initial idea and I tried to pick a sport where the body makes interesting and dramatic shapes as I thought it would translate well onto a coin.

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

A design which depicts two figures fencing, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Ruth Summerfield

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 Fencing 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 2,115,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.