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Triathlon 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 25 of 29 featured Triathlon.
2011 50p Coin Triathlon
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,163,500
UNC Mintage: 146,354

The Triathlon 50p can be found in your change: 1,163,500 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 Triathlon 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £10.50. The Uncirculated (UNC) Triathlon 50p was available from £2.99 on issue, in as new condition this UNC 50p coin is worth about £13.

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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.

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.

Olympic Sports 50p
Olympic Sports 50p
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

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 Triathlon 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 1,163,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.