London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 50p Coins Launched

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The Royal Mint has launched a new set of London 2012 Olympic Games and London 2012 Paralympic Games themed 50 pence coins.

There are 29 designs, each featuring a different Olympic or Paralympic sport.

Nearly 30,000 members of the public from England and Wales entered a competition to have their picture featured on the coins. The winners include a policeman from Manchester and a schoolgirl from Bristol.

Some of the sports depicted are:

  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Boccia
  • Cycling
  • High Jump

See all 29 winning designs and meet the designers on the Royal Mint website.

Have you had one of the new 50p coins in your change yet?


  1. Mike Green says:

    Have I had one of the new 50p coins in my change yet?

    Er, no. They’re not released into circulation until November.