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Taekwondo 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 23 of 29 featured Taekwondo.
2011 50p Coin Taekwondo
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo
Circulation 50p Coin: 2011 London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,664,000
UNC Mintage: 120,210

The Taekwondo 50p can be found in your change: 1,664,000 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 Taekwondo 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £2. The Uncirculated (UNC) Taekwondo 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £6.

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Taekwondo was first introduced at the Sydney 2000 games. The aim of the game is for the athletes to kick and punch their opponent's torso and head to gain points. The format of the match consists of 3 two minute rounds.

A standard torso strike equals 1 point, a standard head kick equals 3 points, a spinning torso kick also equals 3 points and a spinning head kick equals 4 points.

Steven Lopez (USA) is the joint most decorated fighter in Olympic history. He won 3 medals including consecutive golds at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Taekwondo coin designer David Gibbons

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Taekwondo coin designer David Gibbons (click image above to view), asked what was the inspiration behind your idea?, Tracy said: Well I chose tennis because mainly my mum is just a huge fan of it and it’s a sport I have grown up with and I enjoy watching as well so I just thought tennis, yes why not?

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

A design which depicts two athletes engaged in Taekwondo, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: David Gibbons

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 Taekwondo 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 1,664,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.