How much is the Aquatics 50p worth?

The Aquatics 50p depicts a swimmer submerged in water, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, “50 PENCE”, below.

Mintage: 2,179,000

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Aquatics 50p Value

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Aquatics 50p Coin Value Price Guide

2011 AQUATICS 50p Fifty Pence rare 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 9:58 pm
Price: £2.83
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2011 AQUATICS 50p Fifty Pence rare 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics
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London Olympics Aquatics 50p coin

Date: 17-03-2020
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Olympic 50p. London 2011.. AQUATICS. Fifty pence. Circulated.

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 11:48 am
Price: £2.83
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Olympic 50p. London 2011.. AQUATICS. Fifty pence. Circulated.
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Rare 2011 Olympic Swimming Aquatics 50p Coin

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 7:35 am
Price: £2.56
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Olympic 50p swimming aquatics fifty pence coin circulated 2011

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 11:44 pm
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Olympic 50p swimming aquatics fifty pence coin circulated 2011
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London 2012 Olympic AQUATICS 50p coin Fifty Pence Circulated

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 7:33 pm
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London 2012 Olympic AQUATICS 50p coin Fifty Pence Circulated
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Olympic 50p swimming aquatics fifty pence coin circulated 2011

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 8:00 pm
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Olympic 50p swimming aquatics fifty pence coin circulated 2011
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2011 AQUATICS 50p Fifty Pence rare 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 7:30 pm
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2011 AQUATICS 50p Fifty Pence rare 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics
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London Olympic 2012 50p Coin Limited Edition AQUATICS / SWIMMING 2011

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 3:40 pm
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London Olympic 2012 50p Coin Limited Edition AQUATICS / SWIMMING 2011
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2011 London Olympics 2012 50p Coin Collectors Card BUNC AQUATICS" Royal Mint."

Date: 14-03-2020
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2011 London Olympics 2012 50p Coin Collectors Card BUNC AQUATICS
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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

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Aquatics 50p Obverse Image

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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.

aquatics 50p BU
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.

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Mintage Figures

Aquatics 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.
Circulated2,179,000
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 Details

Aquatics 50p Coin Specification
Year2011
Reverse DesignerJonathan Olliffe
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse Legend50 PENCE
Obverse LegendELIZABETH • II • D • G / REG • F • D • 2011
Issued ByThe Royal Mint
Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
MetalCupro-nickel
Diameter27.30 mm
Thickness1.78 mm
Weight8.0 g
EdgePlain
Krause NumberKM# 1166

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)

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Product CodeLUK50AQU
Issue Price£0.00
BU Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
BU Weight8.0 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.

Aquatics 50p lines across 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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