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Which Olympic 50p coins are most scarce?

29 million Olympic 50p coins have been released into circulation by the Royal Mint and, as already reported, as many as 75% have been removed from circulation.

But as collectors strive to build and that complete collection of all 29 50p coins, they are discovering that some sports are more elusive than others.

The launch of The Westminster Collection’s FREE online Olympic 50p Swap Centre has revealed which Olympic coins are top of the scarcity charts, with the most collectors listing them on their “Want List”.

So let’s find out – do you own of the scarce ones?

The most requested 50p coins…

  1. Football
  2. Handball
  3. Wrestling
  4. Judo
  5. Cycling
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The Football Olympic 50p Coin has been the most requested coin on collectors’ “Want Lists”

So whether you are in possession of one of the more sought after 50p coins and are able to swap it, or if you are still trying to find that elusive missing piece, try the FREE Olympic 50p Swap Centre.

Simply register online and list the coins you need before entering any swaps you have.  Click “search” and you will be able to view your SWAP MATCHES and make contact.  All totally for FREE.


  1. James Horton on February 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I need triathlon and football
    I have modern pentathlon and basket ball
    along with a 2014 thistle
    gunpowder plot
    isle of man 2003 Ancient keeills of mann 1p
    Bailiwick of jersey 50p
    London underground train £2
    common wealth games 50p x5
    5p misprint
    Robert burns £2
    Isle of man st johns chapel £1 x2
    2014 flax x2
    2013 rose and oak
    2013 daffodil x2
    Charles Dickens £2
    wwf 50p x3
    1988 one year print one pound
    Gibraltar skull pound
    Rodger banister 50p x2
    Charles Darwin £2
    Belfast £1
    Public libraries 50p x4

  2. john Crompton on February 2, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I got loads of 50p Olympic coins if anyone offering right price. John Crompton

  3. Lynette on January 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I have the high jump 50pence if anyone is interested in buying it

    • Rocky Jalota on January 8, 2015 at 9:31 am

      I have about £200 worth if olympic 50p coins if anyone is interested in making an offer…

      • S R on March 12, 2015 at 12:09 am

        Hi I’m interested thanks

  4. connor.b on November 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I have all of these 50p coins: Aquatics, wrestling, triathlon, tennis, sailing, modern pentathlon, judo, gymnastics, goal ball, fencing, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling
    I would like to know the value of them


    • James Horton on February 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      Are you interested in selling or swapping triathlon for another coin

  5. Rocky Jalota on November 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I have £130 worth of olympic 50p coins!! I am open to offers……

    • S R on March 12, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Hi do you still have them

  6. Ian on November 7, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Has any body collecting these 50p coins individually bought the complete collection series in a presentation case, if so how much is that worth now? I know it was a limited edtion.

  7. Lee Ackerman on November 4, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Bradley if your still interested I have the judo 50 p if you want to
    buy it

  8. Saul on November 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I Heard Kew Gardens Ones Are Rare, Can Anyone Confirm And If So, What’s Its Value?

    • robinparkes on November 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Saul, they are the rarest 50p in circulation – just 210,000 were struck for use in change. There was some speculation on prices stoked by press interest earlier in the year but the value has settled down now – you can expect to get between £20-£30 on eBay for a good condition coin. Which isn’t a bad return for 50p! Thanks, Robin

    • Rocky Jalota on November 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      I also have a kew garden 50p if Anyone’s interested?!?

  9. Anthony on October 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I have a Handball Coin, what is it worth please?

    • robinparkes on October 29, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Hi Anthony, you may well be able to find a collector who is missing the coin from their collection who is willing to pay over face value. As it stands though it is still a legal tender coin, and it is only a couple of years old. Coins usually take a good few years if they are to appreciate in value. You can find out more info and mintage figures etc. here on our sister site Change Checker:

  10. george on October 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

    i have the judo coin.. would it be worth anything ?

    • bradley on October 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

      yes.. i would be willing to pay 45 pound if you can post 🙂

      • Lee Ackerman on November 9, 2014 at 9:27 am

        Hi if you are still looking for the judo coin I have one you can buy

      • Rocky Jalota on November 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

        I’ve got ten Judo coins?? £450 !!

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