29 December 2021
The Royal Mint are marking the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a new 50p coin featuring a geometric design. Find out more about the 50p in our coin guide.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games start take place in Birmingham between 28 July and 8 August, and will feature 19 different sports, including athletics, cricket, swimming and diving, and gymnastics.
To celebrate the event a new 50p has been designed by The Royal Mint. The new 50p coin features a design by The Royal Mint’s Natasha Preece, which features a striking geometric design.
At the time of writing, the versions available are included in the Annual 2022 Coin Sets, which come in the following formats:
- Gold Proof
- Silver Proof Piedfort
- Silver Proof
- Platinum Proof
- Premium Proof
- Brilliant Uncirculated
The Brilliant Uncirculated coin has the following specifications:
Obverse design: Jody Clark
Reverse design: Natasha Preece
Other Commonwealth Games coins
A 50p coin was also issued for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, whilst four £2 coins were issued for the Manchester Commonwealth Games back in 2002.
The 2014 50p shows a cyclist and a runner in action, with the Scottish 'Saltire' flag. The coin had a mintage of 6,500,000 and has an estimated value of around £1.50.
The four £2 coins issued in 2002 are more scarce with the Northern Ireland coin said to be worth around £30! Find out more about these £2 coins in our dedicated coin guide.
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