The Sailing fifty pence designed by Bruce Rushin is part of the Olympic sports coin collection. This 50p had a circulation mintage of 1,749,500 and is valued at about £2.25.
Can be found in change: 1,749,500 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 22 July 2010.
Coin Value - How much is my Sailing 50p coin worth?
A circulated coin in good condition is worth about £2.25. Brilliant Uncirculated: Prices from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £4.50.
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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 - Sailing
Available to purchase on the release date 22 July 2010 for £2.99 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £4.50 +51% for as new packaging and coin.
Packs Sold: 138,535
Sailing Coin Cover
Available to purchase on the release date 18 January 2011 for £9.95, currently valued at £21 +111% for as new packaging and coin.
Coin Reverse (tails side)
A design which depicts three sailing boats accompanied by a map of the coast of Weymouth, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.
This coin is sometimes called the sailing boat 50p.
Design by: Bruce Rushin
In a Royal Mint video interview with the Sailing coin designer Bruce Rushin (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Bruce said: I was certainly inspired by the successes of Ben Ainsley and was surprised when I started to research just how small the dinghy’s are that he sails and that is the kind of yacht I tried to show in the design, I also found out that the sailing regatta was going to take place off the coast of Weymouth and so I wanted to get that very interesting coastal shape of Chesil Beach and Portland Bill into the design and for the background rather than using clouds or sky I decided to use latitude and longitude lines of a nautical chart.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
Quality: Circulation / BU
Sailors complete in 11 races, sailing around a course marked with buoys, points are received based on finishing positions 1 for first, 2 for second etc, the 10 sailors with the least points compete in the final where lowest points total wins gold.
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