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Weightlifting 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the 2011 dated sports 50p set, coin 27 of 29 featured Weightlifting.
2011 50p Coin Weightlifting
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 1,879,500
UNC Mintage: 121,778

The Weightlifting 50p can be found in your change: 1,879,500 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 Weightlifting 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £2. The Uncirculated (UNC) Weightlifting 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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In Olympic weightlifting there are two types of lifts, snatch in which you lift the weight above your head with locked arms in one movement and clean and jerk where the weighted bar if lifted onto the front of the shoulders (clean) and then jerked to locked arms above the head.

Athletes have 3 attempts at each discipline, with the combined highest weight lifted winning gold.

Weightlifting coin designer Rob Shakespeare

In a Royal Mint video interview with the Weightlifting coin designer Rob Shakespeare (click image above to view), asked why did you choose Weightlifting for your design?, Rob said: Weightlifting has always been something I’ve had an interest in and something that I have partaken in myself at gyms and it’s always fascinated me the dynamic shapes that people take when they do specific manoeuvres and technique so I thought I would try and apply that to the coin if I could.

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

A design which depicts the outline of a weightlifter starting a lift, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, "50 PENCE", below

Design by: Rob Shakespeare

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 Weightlifting 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 1,879,500 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 13 years.