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Football 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 12 of 29 featured Football.
2011 50p Coin Football

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,125,500
UNC Mintage: 188,262

The Football 50p can be found in your change: 1,125,500 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 Football 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £13. The Uncirculated (UNC) Football 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £20.

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The coin design for the Olympic sport of football has also been called the offside rule 50p and the offside explained 50p.

Football coin designer Neil Wolfson

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Football coin designer Neil Wolfson (click image above to view), asked why did you choose football for your design?, Neil said: I’m a football fan, I’ve followed the Premier League since its inception and if I had fifty pence for every time someone asks what the offside rule is then I would be a rich man.

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

A diagrammatic explanation of the offside rule in football, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Neil Wolfson

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 Football 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 1,125,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.