London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 50p Coins Launched

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?

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  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.

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