Do you own a scarce Olympic 50p?

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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. Adam Mellor on August 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I have the blue peter gymnast, and offside explained, any offers

  2. danny on July 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Anyone here collecting the uncirculated olympic 50p’s that came as lucky dips from Westminster? Looking to do some possible swaps please?

  3. Nicki wright on May 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Does anybody know what the 50p with BE PREPARED, wrote upon it with the fluer de leese, in the middle. I also have a 50p with what looks like to be a lady running then a thick line running through the middle of it with a cyclist on the other side of the line.There is another line which cross through the runner. It also has an X and part of an X ,to the right of the full X. On the other side ( HEADS) the queens neck runs through the P of fifty ‘P’ence lettering I think this is a misprint,a ‘second’
    I also have what looks like to be somebody carrying someone and what looks like the German iron lol I know it’s not the iron cross , maybe Victorian cross . Can anybody give me the value of the coins individually. Thank you very much in advance.

  4. Dave Adams on March 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    i have quite a substantial collection of 50p coins one being kew gardens i wud like to value these and possibly sell them i have
    1 kew
    2 dolphins
    1 swimmer
    1 hands
    1 battle of britain
    2 florence nightingale
    1 bailiwick
    6 scouts
    8 guides
    13 libraries
    10 vc
    1 wheelchair bowls

    1 wheelchair basket ball
    6 nhs
    1 triathlon
    14 runners
    3 motorbikes
    7 stars
    17 dictionary
    10 heroes
    5 show jumpers
    2 hockey
    2 commonwealth glasgow
    2 judo
    2 badminton
    3 boxing
    1 bike
    1 wrestling
    3 boxing
    1 ground ball
    3 archery
    16 wwlife
    2 ironside
    plus a few moer

  5. Kev on February 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I have a stamp off centre 50p Olympic coin

  6. Dean williamson on September 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I have the football offside explained coin what is its value

  7. Maia on July 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I have (for sale)
    x3 archery coins
    x1 coin
    x2 volleyball
    x1 handball
    x1 sailing
    x1 modern pentathlon
    x1 rowing
    x1 swimming
    x1 cycling
    x1 high jump
    x1 weightlifting
    x1 hockey
    x1 equestrian
    Can buy individually or in groups open to offers, and you must pay shipping.

    • popcorncheese14Poppy on August 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      How do I get in contact with you?

    • sarah on September 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      How much are each coin and shipping

  8. Diane on June 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    The entry into eec precidency 50p is rarer than kew gardens as only 190,000 of them were minted and put into circulation.

    • Ian on June 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      SO what is the going rate for the EEC Presidency 50p

  9. Diane on June 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I have both football and handball in my collection,along with archery taekwondo and goalball.Just need the other 22 to complete my collection.

    • hashim muller on June 11, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      i need the footbal coin to complete my collection and am willing to swap my wrestling coin if you are intrested x

      • Rocky Jalota on June 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

        I have all olympic coins if u want to buy them…..

  10. Paul on May 1, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve got the full set nothing missing good news for later in life maybe?

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