2011 Basketball Olympic 50p

Basketball 50p


Issue date: 2011

Quantity minted: 1,748,000

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 75p
Circulated excellent condition: £4.50
Uncirculated: £10.50

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Front Design:
Four players in front of a textured background of a basketball, with the London 2012 logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Sarah Payne.

Obverse Design:
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.

More about the Basketball 50p

Issued as one of the 29 Olympic 50p designs to commemorate the games in London 2012. Each 50p features a different Olympic sport.

The winning designer for the basketball 50p was Sarah Payne, a greeting card and toy designer from Cardiff. Her aim was to capture the movement of the game and use the recognisable ball texture to make it obvious without including the word basketball itself.

Despite being invented as far back as 1891, basketball didn’t make it’s Olympic debut until the 1936 games in Berlin. In the 2012 games the USA showed dominance and won both the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Alan ridley
3 years 9 months ago

Got one for sale

Geoff Wolfe
3 years 9 months ago

What condition and how much do you want for it?

3 years 14 days ago

Got 1 for sale

Geoff Wolfe
3 years 14 days ago

Don’t forget to say what condition it’s in and how much you want for it (preferably inc delivery).

6 months 5 days ago

Hi I have one of these coins but it looks like the player on the left hand side has been painted any idea why?