Roger Bannister 50p


50th Anniversary of the first four-minute mile by Sir Roger Bannister.


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50th Anniversary of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister

The legs of a running athlete with a styalised stopwatch in the background (with the time stopped at just before 4 minutes) and the value 50 PENCE below

Designed by James Butler.

How much is the Roger Bannister 50p worth?

The Roger Bannister 50p is worth face value (50p), however 50p collectors often pay more online to add one to their coin collections. We have seen sold listings on eBay in the range of £ to £2 for this coin.

Brilliant Uncirculated coins will sell for more. This coin was also re-released to celebrate 50 years of the 50p by The Royal Mint in the UK.

How many Roger Bannister 50p coins were made?

Just over 9 million Roger Bannister 50p coins were made and put into UK coin circulation, so your chance of finding one in your pocket change is quite common.

As the coin was first released in 2004, less will be still circulating as they either become worn out or held in private coin collections.

Roger Bannister 50p Coin Specifications

Issued 2004
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00g
Thickness 1.78mm
Composition Cupro-nickel(75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer James Butler
Edge Plain
Circulating Mintage 9,032,500

Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 27.3 mm