Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

The British fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced as "fifty pee" - is a unit of currency equalling one half of a Pound Sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral-curve heptagon, or Reuleaux polygon - a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. This shape, which was revolutionary at the time of its introduction, makes it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allows it to roll in vending machines.

The first UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside, which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.

Beginning in 2009, the Royal Mint started issuing 50 pence coins for collectors - such as this one - which are not meant to be released in circulation, so are classified as Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT).

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Royal Mint released a series of circulating commemorative coins representing various sports: Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boccia, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Goalball, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wheelchair Rugby and Wrestling.

All of these were designed by different artists and were issued into circulation in 2011 - dated 2011; for each of them the Royal Mint struck a gold proof and presented it to the artist. Another gold proof was initially supposed to be presented to the gold medallists in each sport; after the games though, the Royal Mint decided to do something different: only the coins in the eleven sports where the United Kingdom had one at least one medal were re-issued as gold proof piedforts - dated 2012, and the issue was limited to 29 - the total number of medals the UK won.

These were issued in two formats. Most were in 11-coin sets housed in a quality cabinet-style wooden presentation box with a separate drawer for the certificate and a CD, the certificates being numbered as 1/29, 2/29 etc. However, according to a London Coins sales record, there were only 15 such sets, with the rest of the coins being distributed in individual walnut-wood boxes, with not all of them minted to the 29 pieces maximum. The record goes on to say that Royal Mint sales figures (rather than mintage limits) indicate that apart from these 15 sets of 11 coins each, the additional coins issued separately take the total mintages to: Athletics 26, Boxing 18, Canoeing 17, Cycling 26, Equestrian 22, Rowing 26, Sailing 17, Shooting 17, Taekwondo 15, Tennis 25, Triathlon 22; therefore no Taekwondo coins exist other than in these 15 sets.

No 2012-dated coins of this type were issued into circulation.

Information about: Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold), Coin from United Kingdom
MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15, Rarity: R4 (15 to 25 examples known)
Visit the Royal Mint web site for the latest coin releases Visit the Royal Mint web site for the latest coin releases
(affiliate ad)
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2012.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Reverse

Two athletes engaged in Taekwondo, with the London 2012 logo above and the value denomination 50 PENCE below.

Reverse Inscription 50 PENCE
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

These coins are not listed in Spink or Krause.

All (93) coins of type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 (Britannia, proof only) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2018 The Snowman 170,705 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking 212,209 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) 165,680 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) 88,181 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) 88,181 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) 88,186 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 88,185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) 35,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 35,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 35,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) 35,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) 35,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit 125,660 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo 239,038 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse 98,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman 119,127 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit 106,179 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Team GB 74,092 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Dinosaurs - Megalosaurus 134,336 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Dinosaurs - Iguanodon 117,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Dinosaurs - Hylaeosaurus 114,134 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Peter Rabbit 109,987 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Rosalind Franklin 69,277 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh 127,948 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh - Christopher Robin 102,117 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh - Piglet 102,282 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Diversity 65,517 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 The Snowman 92,831 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Anniversary of Decimalisation (Machin effigy) 58,263 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 2021 50 PENCE
Fifty Pence 2021 Anniversary of Decimalisation (JC effigy) 84,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 2021 50 PENCE
Fifty Pence 2021 John Logie Baird 103,691 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Charles Babbage 46,292 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Discovery of Insulin 54,942 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Dinosaurs - Temnodontosaurus 82,275 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Dinosaurs - Plesiosaurus 79,985 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Dinosaurs - Dimorphodon 71,324 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Team GB 96,424 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh and Friends 88,112 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh - Owl 85,031 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh - Tigger 77,058 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 The Snowman 91,851 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Equestrian Portrait unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Alan Turing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh - Eeyore unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh - Kanga and Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh and Friends unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Anniversary of the BBC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Harry Potter unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 The Snowman and The Snowdog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 King Charles III Coronation, Crowned Portrait unknown King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 NHS unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Windrush Generation unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Harry Potter - Hogwarts unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Star Wars - C-3PO and R2-D2 unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 Star Wars - Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2023 The Snowman unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
Fifty Pence 2024 Iconic Specimens - Tyrannosaurus unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2024 ·
Fifty Pence 2024 Iconic Specimens - Stegosaurus unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2024 ·
Fifty Pence 2024 Team GB and ParalympicsGB unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2024 ·
Fifty Pence 2024 RNLI unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2024 ·
Fifty Pence 2024 Star Wars - Han Solo and Chewbacca unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2024 ·
Advertising
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
My Collection
Please sign up and/or log in.
You will then be able to manage your collection and record whether you have or want this coin.
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2012
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage15, Rarity: R4 (15 to 25 examples known)
CurrentYes
MaterialGold
DesignerDavid Gibbons
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.3000 mm
Thickness3.560 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-JKQB-EWQJ
Share or Bookmark this Page