The coin we’ve all been waiting for… the 2021 UK Team GB 50p
Back in 2020, collectors were delighted by the announcement of the new Team GB 50p, released as part of the Annual Coin Set, to celebrate Team GB’s participation in the upcoming Olympic Games.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Olympic Games to 2021, this 50p was never individually released in 2020.
Collectors have desperately been waiting for the chance to get their hands on this coin and now the big day has arrived, at Change Checker HQ, we are so excited to be sharing the details of this brand new 50p with you!
The brand new coin, designed by David Knaption, features a depiction of various Olympic sports and the official Team GB logo. But, arguably the most exciting feature of this brand new coin, is that it’s dual-dated!
Unlike the version of this coin issued as part of the 2020 Annual Coin Set, this new coin features a 2021 dated obverse, whilst still keeping the original 2020 reverse design!
Excitingly for collectors, this makes the new 2021 UK Team GB 50p one of only a handful of UK coins to feature a dual-date – adding to it’s collectability!
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This brand new 2021 UK Team GB 50p is one of only a handful of UK coins to feature a dual-date.
Other dual-dated 50ps include the 2019 dated Kew Gardens, Battle of Hastings and Scouts 50p coins, issued as part of the 50th anniversary of the 50p collections. These 50p coins featured both their original issue dates on the reverse and their re-issued 2019 dates on the obverse!
Additionally, this 50p, which celebrates the UK’s presidency of the European Council of Ministers and the completion of the Single Market features both a 1992 and 1993 date on its reverse!
Undoubtedly, the dual date on this brand new 2021 UK Team GB 50p will add to its collectability, as well as already being one of the biggest numismatic stories of the past year.
And, considering the popularity of previous Olympic 50ps, i’m sure collectors will be quick to snap this coin up for their collections.
Olympic 50p Craze
In 2012, 29 50p coins were released to commemorate the London Olympics and millions rose to the challenge of collecting them all. For many, this marked the start of their interest in coins.
The Royal Mint now estimates that as many as 75% of the Olympic 50p coins have been removed from circulation by collectors, which is a testament to their popularity.
Since then an estimated 75% of these coins have been removed from circulation by collectors adding them to their collection.
And so collectors were delighted in 2016 when The Royal Mint issued a special 50p to wish Team GB success for the Rio 2016 Games. It was considered by many to be the 30th Olympic 50p, so could the brand new Team GB 50p be considered the 31st?
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 was officially endorsed by Team GB and celebrates the spirit of British Olympians.
But, now as the 2021 UK Team GB 50p coin takes centre stage, I’m sure the coin collecting community will be sent into a frenzy once more, with demand for this coin already being high.
Fourth Cancellation in Games Entire History
Since the opening of the modern Olympics in 1896, the international sports competition has only been cancelled three times: once during World War I and twice in World War II.
The COVID-19 outbreak is the only non-militant threat to have disrupted the Olympic Games during peacetime.
This 50p marks not only Team GB’s participation in one of the most renowned sporting events worldwide, but also the impact the past year has had on centuries worth of tradition.
With the significance of this year’s Games playing a key part in the interest for this coin, we’re certain coin collectors and sporting fans alike will be eager to add the 2021 UK Team GB 50p to their collections.
Will you be adding this brand new dual-dated 2021 UK Team GB 50p to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!
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Will the 2021 version circulate?
The Treasury will decide if there is demand for circulating 50p coins. The Royal Mint will then confirm if their coin design has been chosen as the circulating coin. At this time, we’ve had no confirmation from either but we’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed for some great circulating coins this year!
As I only collect circulated coins I find it so frustrating when new commemorative coins (or definitive for that matter) don’t state if they will be released or not released into general circulation. From the text I’m inferring that this coin will not be released to general circulation.
The Treasury will decide if there is demand for circulating 50p coins. The Royal Mint will then confirm if their coin design has been chosen as the circulating coin. At this time, we’ve had no confirmation from either but we’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed for some great circulating coins this year.