Team GB 50p was issued to support Team GB when they compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad were postponed in 2020 until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, this coin was not individually released during 2020 and is only available as part of the 2020 Annual Coin Sets.
Will the 2020 TEAM GB 50p become the most sought-after of UK coins?
The 2020 TEAM GB 50p is set to become one of the most sought-after of UK coins, with British coin collectors paying premium prices for BUNC coins on eBay.
It may even knock the Kew Gardens 50p (2009 edition) off the number one slot that it has held for many years as the best coin to have in your UK coin collection.
What is the 2020 TEAM GB 50p coin?
This 50p coin was released to celebrate the 2020 Summer Olympics due to be hold in Tokyo, Japan. The 2020 Summer Olympics it currently scheduled to begin on Friday, 23rd July 2021 and ends on Sunday the 8th of August 2021.
It’s formal name is the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo!
Is it an error coin?
Many collectors now considered it an “error coin” since it is dated 2020 and there were no Olympics games held in that year.
It is thought that the Royal Mint will issue the same coin design with a 2021 date, although it was not included in the 2021 Annual Coin Sets.
How many 2020 TEAM GB 50p coins were made?
This is unknown since the Royal Mint has not published any mintage figures yet for the Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Sets. The more expensive sets in the 2020 Annual Coin Sets do have limited mintages.
How much is the TEAM GB 50p worth?
Prices for coins ripped from annual coin sets have been spiking as coin hunters scramble to get this coin into their collection. We found one showing on eBay as sold for £140 although prices seem to have dropped to a round £30 in January 2021.
Some of the 2020 annual coin sets are still available to purchase, direct from the Royal Mint in the UK. Visit this link to see what’s left available.
2016 TEAM GB 50p
The first Team GB 50p was issued in 2016 to wish success to British Olympic swimming team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, which were held in Rio de Janeiro. This coin is often referred to by British coin collectors as the Team GB Swimming 50p or RIO 50p.
Designed by Tim Sharp, the 2016 Team GB 50p coin features a powerful swimmer along with the Lion’s head Team GB logo, the five Olympic rings and the inscription “TEAM GB”. The Obverse Design is the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
6.4 million of these special edition 50p coins were issued. See our 50p coin list for mintage figures of all 50p coins in circulation.
2016 TEAM GB 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
The BUNC version of the 2016 edition was issued in a sealed coin pack.
These coins are quite often for sale on ebay.co.uk
Welsh swimmer Jazz Carlin helped to strike an official Team GB commemorative 50p coin at the Royal Mint in 2016.
Visit the official Team GB website here: https://teamgb.com