Twenty nine different 50p coins were issued for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (large numbers of other coin denominations were also made in connection with the games.

The obverse of the Olympics coins were designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Each coins reverse was designed by a different person.


Aquatics coin, by Jonathan Olliffe shows a female swimmer in water.

Archery coin, by Piotr Powage shows a hand drawing an arrow in a bow.

Athletics coin was designed by 9 year old Florence Jackson, using her high jumper design as featured on the 2009 Blue Peter coin.

Badminton coin, by Emma Kelly features a shuttlecock as its main design.

Basketball coin, by Sarah Payne features players on a ball textured background.

Boccia coin, by Justin Chung shows a player of the sport.

Boxing coin, by Shane Abery shows boxing gloves with a ring in the backgound.

Canoeing coin, by Timothy Lees shows a canoeist in choppy waters.

Cycling coin, by Theo Crutchley-Mack shows a cyclist racing on a velodrome.

Equestrian coin by Thomas Babbage shows a horse, jumping.

Fencing coin by Ruth Summerfield shows two people fencing.

Football coin by Neil Wolfson shows a diagram of the off-side rule.

Goalball coin by Jonathan Wrenn shows a playing with a ball in movement.

Gymnastics coin by Jonathan Ollife shows a gymnast with a long ribbon.

Handball coin by Natasha Ratcliffe shows a player about to throw.

Hockey coin by Robert Evans shows a player attempting a tackle.

Judo coin by David Cornell shows a player throwing his opponent.

Modern Pentathlon coin by Daniel Brittain shows silhouettes of the fi