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Judo 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 17 of 29 featured Judo.
2011 50p Coin Judo
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Judo
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Judo

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,161,500
UNC Mintage: 128,442

The Judo 50p can be found in your change: 1,161,500 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 Judo 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £10. The Uncirculated (UNC) Judo 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £14.

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Judo originated in Japan and translates to The gentle way. In Olympic Judo matches, the goal if to throw your opponent to the floor so they land on their back (ippon) to win a match. Across 7 weight categories, fights last 5 minutes for men and 4 minutes for women.

Judo coin designer David Cornell

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Judo coin designer David Cornell (click image above to view), asked why did you choose Judo for your design?, David said: I did contest Judo for many years and I got to a brown belt and in a contest to get my black belt I was thrown and you have to make a break fall to win a point and I didn’t want to lose the point so I didn’t make a break fall and I came down on my shoulder and damaged it really badly and so I had to bow out from Judo which is a shame.

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

A depiction of a judo throw, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: David Cornell

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 Judo 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 1,161,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.