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Gymnastics 50p Coin

The Gymnastics fifty pence designed by Jonathan Olliffe is part of the Olympic sports coin collection. This 50p had a circulation mintage of 1,720,813 and is valued at about £2.

2011 50p Coin Gymnastics

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Coin Rarity

Can be found in change: 1,720,813 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 22 July 2010.

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


A circulated coin in good condition is worth about £2. 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 - Gymnastics

Available to purchase on the release date 22 July 2010 for £2.99 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £5 +67% for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 145,895

Gymnastics Coin Cover

Available to purchase on the release date 18 January 2011 for £9.95, currently valued at £22 +121% for as new packaging and coin.

LEP: 20000
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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A design which depicts a gymnast with a ribbon, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.

Design by: Jonathan Olliffe
Gymnastics coin designer Jonathan Olliffe

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Gymnastics coin designer Jonathan Olliffe (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Jonathan said: This design derived from working mainly with images from, books, the internet and watching video-takes of gymnastics and how the ribbons move and the different types of ribbons that are used in the gymnastics sport.

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

Rhythmic Gymnastics was introduced as an Olympic event in 1984 with the team event added in 1996.

Individual event consists of 4 routines (ball, hoop, clubs and ribbon) and the team event consists of 5 athletes over 2 routines (single apparatus and mixed apparatus).

The sport combines ballet, gymnastics, dance and apparatus manipulation.

Highest score wins determined by balances, leaps, apparatus handling, pirouettes and execution.

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