Is the Blue Peter 50p a rare coin?
Yes! With a low mintage figure reported to be only 100,000 coin packs.
What’s the Blue Peter 50p worth?
Blue Peter 50p coin worth?
Blue Peter 50p coin worth in 2021 is £300 for a coin in BUNC condition on its original Blue Peter card.
Expect to pay around £300 for a carded brilliant uncirculated coin.
Note it is dated 2009 and not 2011 like the much more common Athletics 50p circulated coin of the same design.
What is the Blue Peter 50p?
Blue Peter 50p coin was issued in 2009 ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The design is by a competition winner on the Blue Peter TV show, chosen from 17,000 competition entries.
Nine-year-old Florence Jackson, from Bristol, is the first child ever to work with the Royal Mint to design a UK coin.
Florence won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a coin celebrating London 2012 by taking part in a Blue Peter competition.
Florence Jackson said:
I am so excited. It was a real surprise to win. I’d never entered a Blue Peter competition before but really wanted to take part because I love drawing. I chose high-jump because I’d watched it on TV before and thought it looked fun. It was amazing to visit the Royal Mint and see my picture turned into a coin. I can’t wait to see it in my pocket money!
Florence’s design for the Blue Peter 50p Winner’s Edition coin is only the 17th design to appear on the UK’s 50p.
As an official Licensed Product of London 2012, the Blue Peter 50p Winner’s Edition coin features the London 2012 logo.