The 2020 Team GB 50p – what we know so far…

Today it was revealed by Royal Proclamation that a brand new 50p coin will be released in 2020 to celebrate Team GB at the Olympic Games.

According to the Royal Proclamation published on 12th July, the new 50p coin will be issued next year, supporting Team GB at the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in Japan.

Whilst the final design hasn’t been revealed just yet, it is suggested to feature symbols depicting individual Olympic sports accompanied by the Olympic Rings, the Team GB logo, the inscription ‘TEAM GB’ and the date ‘2020’.

Olympic 50p craze

The 2012 Olympic 50p collecting craze kick started many collector’s interest in the hobby and since then an estimated 75% of these coins have been removed from circulation by collectors adding them to their collection.

Many collectors were therefore delighted in 2016 when The Royal Mint issued a special 50p to wish Team GB success for the Rio 2016 Games, considered by many to be the 30th Olympic 50p.

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2016 Team GB 50p

The coin’s obverse 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 British Olympians – a must have for all Olympic 50p Collectors.

Could this be the 31st Olympic 50p?!

Now that a new Team GB 50p is on the horizon I’m sure Olympic 50p collectors will be really excited to be able to get their hands on this coin next year.

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  1. Brian Finlay on July 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    1891 British Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Silver Crown Coin ,i thought that it would of been on your crown list.

    • Rachel Hooper on July 22, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Hi Brian, that is a really great crown coin. There are so many that could have been chosen for this list, but we have had to cut it down to a brief overview of the history of the crown coin.

  2. David Evans on July 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I can’t understand WHY there hasn’t been a 50p of the 50 years since the moon landing (Apollo 11). OK its not a British achievement BUT it has to be the greatest single event of the 20th Century

  3. Maxine Fletcher on July 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Please unsubscribe me from the change checker collection and swapping site, as I am getting things that I font want and am sending them back .
    Thank you
    Maxine Fletcher

    • Rachel Hooper on July 15, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Hi Maxine, you are able to unsubscribe from our emails using the link at the bottom of each one. You can also contact [email protected] to update your preferences.

  4. Derek Colliver on July 12, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I would like to put in my early order for 2020 Brittish Coins

    • Rachel Hooper on July 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Hi Derek, we’re not taking any pre-orders, but we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest releases on our blog and social media channels so that you won’t miss out.

  5. pauline edwards on July 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I’d so luv to have this coin but don’t want that hassle of signing up as you send me coins I don’t want so I’ll just wait

    • JOEL on July 12, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      You can just buy one off coins. No repeat order needed.

  6. JOEL on July 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Another coin to buy, great!

    • Ant on July 13, 2019 at 2:08 am

      Completely feel your sentiment. I liked the days when you would look forward to a special coin every few years so you could get your hands on it. 30+ coins a year (or so it seems) feels like milking a market that isn’t big enough to support it.