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Table Tennis 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 22 of 29 featured Table tennis.
2011 50p Coin Table Tennis
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Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Table Tennis
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Table Tennis

£2.99 to £6.50 available now from the Coin Hunter Royal Mint Shop

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,737,500
UNC Mintage: 123,195

The Table Tennis 50p can be found in your change: 1,737,500 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 Table Tennis 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £2. The Uncirculated (UNC) Table Tennis 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £4.50.

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Table Tennis made its Olympic debut at Seoul 1988. The first player to score 11 points wins each game based on best of 7 games for singles and best of 5 for team matches.

Table Tennis coin designer Alan Linsdell

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Table Tennis coin designer Alan Linsdell (click image above to view), asked why did you choose table tennis for your design?, Alan said: Well I started playing table tennis when I was eight and carried on until I was twenty eight and now I’ve switched to badminton actually but I was really keen on it while I was playing it and I played competitively for a team for about three years as well and I played badminton for a very long time as well, nearly thirty years but I had to stop playing that because I developed a heart problem so then I went back to playing table tennis so when this competition came up table tennis was the sport I was playing again so it was the first sport that I thought of.

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

A design which depicts two table tennis bats against the background of a table and net, with the London 2012 Paralympic logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Alan Linsdell

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 Table Tennis 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 1,737,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.