Royal Mint announces a treat for Olympic 50p Collectors

With 25 days to go until the Olympic Games in Rio this Summer, the Royal Mint have released a coin that’s sure to excite the hundreds of thousands of people who collected the Sports 50p coins for the London 2012 Olympics.

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The new UK Team GB 50p Coin 

This UK 50p coin has been released to wish Team GB success in Rio this summer.

The coin’s obverse design features a swimmer with the Team GB logo, the Olympic rings and the inscription ‘TEAM GB’.  Designed by Tim Sharp, the coin has been officially endorsed by Team GB and celebrates the spirit of the British Olympians.

The 30th Olympic 50p

In the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games, 29 million Olympic 50p coins were released into circulation across 29 different designs – 1 for each Olympic sport.

Remarkably the Royal Mint estimated that 75% of those coins were removed from circulation as collectors clamoured to complete the collection, with many coins like Football and Judo barely ever seen in your change today.
[read more about which Olympic 50p coins are the rarest]

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The top 10 rarest Olympic 50p coins

The new Team GB coin will surely become known as the “30th Olympic 50p” and with so many established collectors, it seems certain that its release will be greeted with much excitement.

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The 2016 UK Team GB 50p

If you can’t wait to find this coin in your change you can add the Brilliant Uncirculated Team GB 50p to your collection now.


  1. Neil watts on May 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I’ve got a silver 2p I’m wondering it was a error

  2. Michael Forster on May 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Hi I have seen a copper looking 50 pence year 2000 public libraries was wondering if it is rare or not as I can’t find any info on it anywhere.

  3. mary sweetland on April 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    YES why have we not yet recieved 2015 coins as yet now there are more 2 come how long will this be the royal mint are taking the micky out of us i am a serious collector these are messing my head up any definite news on said coins please

  4. John Brown on April 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

    The new 50p, already got mine BU, hope to have silver one in a few days.

  5. doublethemoney on April 27, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Any indication of mintage for this new coin yet?

  6. Horace on April 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Hi, I’m really exited about this new coin, can’t wait to find it in my change. I hope I can manage to find a couple more London Olympic ones too. The question is where are all the 2015 commemorative and 2016 coins? Thanks.

    • Gary Newman on April 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Hi mate the royal navy and magna carta 2015 2 pound coins are entering circulation at end of June I was told by royal mint that and the 2016 ones nothing yet

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