The Roger Bannister 50p coin can be found in your change, 9,032,500 coins entered circulation dated 2004.
If you need this 50p for your coin collection and you have not found one checking your change, you can buy this circulation coin (or the Brilliant Uncirculated version) from eBay.Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £0.99 and £1.00.
Until recently the main places to go to buy coins from circulation were eBay and The Westminster Collection. Coin Hunter can now supply a number of circulation coin designs including the Roger Bannister 50p.
Roger Bannister was a middle distance athlete who ran the first sub 4 minute mile on the 6th of May 1954. His time was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days. The 50p coin minted 50 years later in 2004 was to celebrate his achievement and shows the running legs of an athlete in front of a stopwatch with the watch hands stopped just short of 4 minutes.
|Reverse Designer||James Butler|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS|
|How many 2004 Roger Bannister 50p coins have been minted?||9,032,500|