How much is the Athletics 50p worth?

An athlete clearing a high jump bar, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, “50 PENCE”, below.

Mintage Figure: 2,224,000

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Athletics 50p Value

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2011 ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympic Games

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 10:14 pm
Price: £2.86
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2011  ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympic Games
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2011 ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympic Games

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 9:50 pm
Price: £2.84
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2011  ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympic Games
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2011 ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics nice condition

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 9:18 pm
Price: £2.83
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2011  ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics nice condition
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50p Coin London Olympic Games Athletics

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 8:58 pm
Price: £3.49
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50p Coin London Olympic Games Athletics
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2012 London Olympics 50p Coin Mint BU sealed - 2011 3/29 Athletics

Date: 01-04-2020
Time: 8:34 pm
Price: £6.99
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2012 London Olympics 50p Coin Mint BU sealed - 2011 3/29 Athletics
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2012 London Olympic 50p Fifty Pence Coin, Athletics, Circulated Condition.

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 8:44 pm
Price: £2.00
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2012 London Olympic 50p Fifty Pence Coin, Athletics, Circulated Condition.
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blue peter 50p coin, london 2012 olympics, high jump athletics, circulated, RARE

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 1:14 pm
Price: £2.20
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blue peter 50p coin, london 2012 olympics, high jump athletics, circulated, RARE
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2011 rare ATHLETICS 50p piece from the 2012 Olympics

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 10:14 pm
Price: £2.78
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2011 rare   ATHLETICS  50p piece from the 2012 Olympics
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2011 50P FIFTY PENCE OLYMPIC GAMES 2012 ATHLETICS

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 1:03 pm
Price: £1.95
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2011 50P FIFTY PENCE OLYMPIC GAMES 2012 ATHLETICS
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2011 OLYMPIC 50P COIN ATHLETICS

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 7:32 pm
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2011 OLYMPIC 50P COIN ATHLETICS
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Athletics 50p Coin Details

An athlete clearing a high jump bar, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination, “50 PENCE”, below.

Athletics 50p Reverse Image

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Athletics 50p Obverse Image

2011 50p Obverse IRB

Athletics 50p BU Coin Pack

The Athletics 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.

athletics 50p BU
BU = Brilliant Uncirculated. means it was purchased directly from the Royal mint and never in general circulation.

Athletics 50p Philatelic Numismatic Cover

The Athletics 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.

athletics 50p PNC

Mintage Figures

Athletics 50p Mintage Figures
Circulated2,224,000
Philatelic Numismatic Cover20,000
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

Athletics 50p Coin Specification
Year2011
Reverse DesignerFlorence Jackson
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# 1150

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)

athletics 50p
BU Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
BU Weight8.0 g


This is the first coin designed for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

In 2009, 9-year-old Florence Jackson’s drawing of a high-jumper won a Blue Peter (kids BBC TV show) competition to design the coin and she became the first child ever to work with the Royal Mint to design a UK coin.

The variants of this coin and their reported mintage figures are:

  • 2009 Blue Peter Card : Mintage 20,000
  • 2009 Dated Coin : Mintage 990,000
  • 2011 Dated Coin: Mintage 2,224,000

Being a rare coin, the Blue Peter 50p in its original limited edition presentation is highly sought-after and sells for hundreds of pounds on eBay.

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