# The challenge is ON! How many Olympic 50ps can you collect?

After a year long wait the highly anticipated **2020 Tokyo Games** have commenced and to celebrate **Change Checker** has a numismatic challenge for you to take part in!

In 2012, the **Olympic Games** were hosted in **London **and to mark the occasion **The Royal Mint** issued **29 50p coins,** each depicting a design of a different sport.

So, we’re challenging Change Checkers to hunt down the **Olympic 50ps **to see if you can complete a collection of** all 29 coins.**

It won’t be easy, as it’s estimated that **75%** of these coin have been **removed from circulation** by collectors, but by **checking your change** and **swapping with other collectors**, it’s definitely possible to find the **complete set.**

## Sports Edition 50p Collecting Pack

To kickstart your collection, you can now get your hands on the **Change Checker Sports 50p Collecting Pack**, including **space for all 29 coins** as you find them in your change!

What’s more, we’ll even include a **mystery Olympic 50p** to get your collection started and you’ll receive a **Change Checker Completer Medal **too!

**The set** comes housed in a **Change Checker Album**, with **pages **and a **title card** telling you all you need to know about these coins.

These really were the 50ps that kick-started the nation’s love of collecting and with such amazing designs, many of which were created by members of the public, you can see why these coins are so well-loved!

They have some of the** lowest mintage figures of all the UK 50p coins**, with the **Football 50p** in particular, having a **mintage of JUST 1,125,500.**

When you consider the popularity and mintage figures of these coins, it really is an exciting challenge to try and collect all 29 designs. What’s more, with the **Tokyo Games** having just begun, it really is the perfect chance to see how many you can find.

**How many will you collect? Best of luck Change Checkers!**

**Don’t forget to check back in with us to tell us how you’re getting on in the challenge!**

## Secure your Sports Edition 50p Collecting Pack today!

Kick-start your Olympic 50p collection with the **Change Checker Sports 50p Collecting Pack **for JUST £19.99 (+p&p).

Your pack includes an **official Change Checker Album**, **ID cards** for all of the **London 2012 50p coins**, **pocket pages**, and the **Sports Edition Title page.**

Excitingly, you’ll also receive a **mystery London 2012 50p** to house in your album PLUS a special **Sports Edition Medal.**

To take part in the challenge and to secure your **Change Checker Sports Edition 50p Collection**, **simply click here >>**

Finally after nearly 2 years and asking family and friends to check change for 50p coins and a little help from ebay , I can now confirm my collection is complete with all 20 coins.

29 coins

I have 3 complete sets of Olympic 50ps

Fantastic! If you want to own the completer medal you can get yours here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

I bought the whole set of Olympic coins in 2012 from WH Smith at £2.99 each.

I have 2 full sets and 27 out of 29 in another need football and wrestling. Plus 107 swaps.

That’s very impressive! If you’d like to own the completer medal you can get your hands on one here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

I have collected all 29 😁

Wonderful !!

Well done Clive!! If you’d like to own the completer medal you can get yours hands on one here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

Great blog,To be fair you are correct in saying how difficult it is to find the Olympic 50ps I do help my son in his quest to find them for his collection but it’s so hard as you said it is really hard to find them in circulation for his collection he has got 27 of them just missing football and the triathlon ones which are 2 of the rarest but fingers crossed he may find them eventually from circulation,But last week I did find one in my change from our local shop and unbelievably it is the 50p with lines over swimmers face it doesn’t say it is a copy anywhere on the coin so I contacted the royal mint and they said they would check it out to see if its possibly genuine so fingers crossed,just to put it out there if you do think you have a coin you think is an error coin or mistrike the Royal mint will charge £20 for you to use the service they provide to check out your coins.

I have the full collection of the 2012 Olympic 50p coins

Well done Rebecca! If you’d like to get your hands on the completer medal you can own one here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

I have collected all 29 of the 2012 Olympic 50p coins.

question: what if i already have all 29, how can i get the medal.

That’s a great suggestion! We’ll take a look at putting together a separate product for the medal. Keep an eye on our website for more details. Thanks, Rachel

I, too, have all 29 Olympic 50p coins which I collected in 2012.

Well done for finding them all! If you’d like to own the completer medal you can get your hands on one here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

Same here as Michael Ashton commented about having all 29 Olympic 50p coins I also just need the collectors medal as I have all 29 Olympic 50ps also

Well done for completing the series Neil. Here’s a link for the medal if you’d like one : https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

Here’s a link if you’d like to own the medal: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

what about all the collectors like myself who have the sets already can we buy a commemorative completer medal ?.

That’s a great suggestion! We’ll take a look at putting together a separate product for the medal. Keep an eye on our website for more details. Thanks, Rachel

Hi Les, here’s a link if you’d like to buy the medal: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

Complete

Do I win something

Lol

I already have all of the Olympic coins that I collected from 2012 housed in a special display case, good luck to anyone trying to find them.

I have all the original collection, collected over the years and they are in the the Official London 2012 folder with the Completer Medallion. All are in excellent condition. Can you please give me an estimation of their worth – as a complete collection,

That’s great going, well done Denise! We don’t offer valuations, but I would suggest checking recently sold listings on secondary market sites to see how much people are currently willing to pay.

Here’s the completer medal if you’d like to own one Denise: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

I have all 29 Olympic 50p coins

Just had a double find of the Football one…..and Completed…..BUT……

….shoyld there be another which included the earlier version of the Swimmer???

Woohoo, well done on finding the Football 50p and completing your set! You’re correct, there are two versions of the Aquatics 50p, the first being struck in error and then reissued without the lines over the swimmer’s face.

How much is the sports completer medal separately please , I have the sets already?

That’s a great suggestion! We’ll take a look at putting together a separate product for the medal. Keep an eye on our website for more details. Thanks, Rachel

Here’s a link for anyone looking to secure the completer medal: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

Hi Michael, here’s a link to the completer medal: https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-259R/Change-Checker-Sports-Edition-Completer-Medal.aspx

i have all olympic 50p coins

Hi

I would love to take part in this new Olympic 50p Challenge, I would love to purchase the pack you have, I wanted to find out, as I already have the album, is this pack available minus the album?

Looking forward to you reply and look forward to another exciting challenge.

Kind Regards

We’re so glad to hear you’re looking forward to taking part in the challenge! Whilst the set isn’t available to purchase without the album, you could always gift the empty album to another collector if you still have room in your current album.

Nice thing for new collectors. Completed my own collection in 2012, was great fun looking for them.

There are actually 30 Olympic 50p coins. The first aquatic issues showed the water flowing over the swimmer’s face. On later ones, the face is clear.

I have a complete set, it took a long time to complete, the last being football in September 2017.

Good luck to all collectors, I never see any Olympic 50p’s in change now, but most are available on ebay (at a price).

Given how few of these coins seem to be still in circulation this could prove to be either a very frustrating or very expensive time to start collecting these coins. Fortunately I already have a set of circulated coins as well as a set of mint coins. Good luck though if you choose to go for it

I already have collected all 29 coins in the London Olympics.

I live on the Isle of Man and I’ve managed to collect 13 full sets of these coins.

That’s amazing mate,good on ya👍