In August last year, we reported the Football 50p to be the scarcest of the Olympic 50p designs according to our Olympic 50p Swap Centre data. So how have things changed over the last 6 months?
Well the news is that Triathlon has kicked Football off the top-spot with the latest information revealing the following are the top 5 most requested designs:
The Brownlee Effect?
Of course you might be forgiven for thinking that Brownlee brothers’ success at the Olympics boosted demand and perhaps it played a small part. However, the biggest influence is how the Royal Mint has released the coins into circulation.
Unfortunately, we are unlikely to know the final figures of how many of each coin was distributed for another 3 and a half years, when the Royal Mint releases mintage information but I am pretty sure top 5 most wanted will be amongst the lowest mintage numbers.
Of course, in the meantime, if you are looking to complete your Olympic 50p Collection you can register to find other collectors to swap with absolutely FREE at the Olympic 50p Swap Centre.
So who did better capturing the essence of the Olympic Games? The Royal Mail, with their combination of Olympic Sport Stamps and Gold Medal Winner stamps or Royal Mint with their countdown series of £5 collector coins and general circulation 50 pence sports coins?
Tell us your preference and why with the poll and comments below.
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Read about the Olympic Legacy
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…
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.