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Triathlon 50p Coin

The Triathlon fifty pence designed by Sarah Harvey is part of the Olympic sports coin collection. This 50p had a circulation mintage of 1,163,500 and is valued at about £10.

2011 50p Coin Triathlon

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Coin Rarity

Can be found in change: 1,163,500 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 22 July 2010.

Coin Value - How much is my Triathlon 50p coin worth?


A circulated coin in good condition is worth about £10. Brilliant Uncirculated: Prices from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £15.

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Coin Packaging

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 - Triathlon

Available to purchase on the release date 22 July 2010 for £2.99 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £15 +402% for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 146,354

Triathlon Coin Cover

Available to purchase on the release date 18 January 2011 for £9.95, currently valued at £79 +694% for as new packaging and coin.

LEP: 20000
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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A montage of the three sports which form the triathlon, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below.

Design by: Sarah Harvey
Triathlon coin designer Sarah Harvey

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Triathlon coin designer Sarah Harvey (click image above to view), asked why did you choose Triathlon for your design?, Sarah said: I just found it quite fascinating and I had it in my head when I was looking at the list of sporting activities and I had the three forms in my head and I just needed some kind of way of connecting them and I think that was perhaps the most challenging but kind of the most creative element of the design and the swimmer was the one I was most pleased with.

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: Circulation / BU
Year: 2011

Triathlon is a recent addition to the Olympic events, appearing at the Sydney 2000 games for the first time. Triathlon is a 3 stage race starting with a 1.5km swim, straight onto bikes for a 40km road race followed by a 10km run, after all 3 the first to cross the finish line wins.

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