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Gymnastics 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 14 of 29 featured Gymnastics.
2011 50p Coin Gymnastics
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,720,813
UNC Mintage: 145,895

The Gymnastics 50p can be found in your change: 1,720,813 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 Gymnastics 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £2. The Uncirculated (UNC) Gymnastics 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £5.

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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.

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.

Olympic Sports 50p
Olympic Sports 50p
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

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 Gymnastics 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 1,720,813 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.