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Hockey 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 16 of 29 featured Hockey.
2011 50p Coin Hockey

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,773,500
UNC Mintage: 130,813

The Hockey 50p can be found in your change: 1,773,500 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 Hockey 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £2.25. The Uncirculated (UNC) Hockey 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £4.

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A match is 11 a side and 60 minutes (four 15 minute quarters) long. The ball can only be touched with the players stick with the exception of the goalkeeper who can use stick and body. Goals can only be scored from within the semi-circle around the goal.

Hockey coin designer Robert Evans

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Hockey coin designer Robert Evans (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Robert said: For my hockey design I got in touch with the University of Glamorgan who were good enough to give me two international standard hockey players for the afternoon in a gymnasium. I went along with my camera and took lots of shots of them so I had enough photographs to work with to enable me to get all the information for the detail of the design.

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

A design which depicts two hockey players challenging for the ball, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Robert Evans

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 Hockey 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 1,773,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.