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Aquatics 50p Coin Details
A swimmer submerged in water, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, “50 PENCE”, below.
Aquatics 50p Reverse Image
Aquatics 50p Obverse Image
Aquatics 50p BU Coin Pack
The Aquatics 50p issued direct from the Royal Mint coin shop in a Brilliant Uncirculated Coin pack.
These packs often have additional information about the coin and the event it is celebrating. BU = Brilliant Uncirculated. means it was purchased directly from the Royal mint and never in general circulation.
Aquatics 50p Philatelic Numismatic Cover
The Aquatics 50p Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) is a joint release by the Royal Mint (the coin) and the Royal Mail (the stamps) usually put together on a commemorative envelope.
These are often mis-described by Sellers as FDC (First Day Covers), however this refers to just stamps with no coin.
Mintage FiguresAquatics 50p Mintage Figures
How rare is the Aquatics 50p?
The Aquatics 50p has a Rare Coin rating of Common based on 2,179,000 coins minted for general circulation.
LEP = Limited Edition Presentation
MCM = Maximum Coin Mintage (the difference available for other presentations such as proof coin sets or coin and book sets)
Coin DetailsAquatics 50p Coin Specification
|Reverse Designer||Jonathan Olliffe|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Legend||50 PENCE|
|Obverse Legend||ELIZABETH • II • D • G / REG • F • D • 2011|
|Issued By||The Royal Mint|
|Alloy||75% copper, 25% nickel|
|Krause Number||KM# 1166|
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
|BU Alloy||75% copper, 25% nickel|
|BU Weight||8.0 g|
London 2012 Sports Collection
Known as The London 2012 Sports Collection, the Aquatics 50p was the first coin in the series of 29 coins and depicts a swimmer submerged in water, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, “50 PENCE”, below.
The price indicated above is for a coin from general circulation, however the coins were also available from The Royal Mint website in a BU coin pack (number 1/29) and had an original price of £2.99 +P&P
British Coin Collectors look for BU coins in either the
Aquatics 50p Lines Across Face
The first edition of the Aquatics 50p is a RARE COIN.
Only 600 of the Aquatics 50 pence coins were issued with the water covering the face of the swimmer before it was changed to no water lines across the face.
These early issues in a BU pack are worth £xxx due to their rarity.
Beware there a FAKE / COPY versions of this coin for sale on eBay. Ask the Seller directly if it is a GENUINE coin before you bid.
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