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Fencing 50p Coin

The Fencing fifty pence designed by Ruth Summerfield is part of the Olympic sports coin collection. This 50p had a circulation mintage of 2,115,500 and is valued at about £1.50.

2011 50p Coin Fencing

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Coin Rarity

Can be found in change: 2,115,500 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 22 July 2010.

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


A circulated coin in good condition is worth about £1.50. Brilliant Uncirculated: Prices from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £5.

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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 - Fencing

Available to purchase on the release date 22 July 2010 for £2.99 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £4 +34% for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 130,815

Fencing Coin Cover

Available to purchase on the release date 18 January 2011 for £9.95, currently valued at £20 +101% for as new packaging and coin.

LEP: 20000
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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
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.

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

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).

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