Issue date: 2011
Quantity minted: 2,148,500
Circulated average condition: 75p
Circulated excellent condition: £3.00
A pair of boxing gloves inside a boxing ring, with the London 2012 Olympic logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Shane Abery.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.
More about the Boxing 50p
Issued as one of the 29 Olympic 50p designs to commemorate the games in London 2012. Each 50p features a different Olympic sport.
Designed by Shane Abery from Reading, the idea was inspired by the Shane’s love of the sport.
Boxing is one of the oldest sports of the Olympic Games with men sparring since the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. Team GB won three gold medals in boxing at the 2012 Olympics, including Nicola Adams who became the first ever Women’s champion.