2011 Football Olympic 50p

Football 50p


Issue date: 2011

Quantity minted: 1,125,500

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: £3.00
Circulated excellent condition: £12.00
Uncirculated: £22.00

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Front Design:
Diagram of the offside rule, with the London 2012 Olympic logo above and the denomination “50 PENCE” below. Designed by Neil Wolfson.

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

More about the Football 50p

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

With a mintage of just 1.125 million, the Football 50p is the rarest of the Olympic coins and is widely sought after by coin collectors due to its scarcity

The offside rule 50p coin depicts a midfielder deciding to pass to either one teammate on the left, listed ‘offside’ or the other teammate that’s on level with the defender, listed as  ‘not offside’. 

The winning design chosen by the Royal Mint belonged to Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist who created a design which he felt would encapsulate the sport whilst provoking discussion.

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3 years 8 months ago

there’s a big jump in price from average condition and excellent condition

Geoff Wolfe
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, anyone collecting coins would want them in the best condition possible.