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2011 London Olympics Aquatics Lines Over Face Fifty Pence Brilliant Uncirculated Coin On Card

2011 Lines Over Face Aquatics 50p BU in Folder Reverse

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Very rare UK Olympics Swimming 50p with lines over face variation. The Aquatics 50p was one of 29 different commemorative Fifty Pence pieces issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics. Each coin is a tribute to a different Olympic sport from Archery to Wrestling and features a reverse chosen through a series of nationwide competitions, resulting a diverse range of design styles. These coins are eagerly sought by coin collectors and the 2011 Aquatics coin, designed by Jonathan Olliffe, is already a fairly rare release. In the more common version of this BU 50p the face of the swimmer is clearly visible under the swimming pool waters. In this rare variation watery lines appear across the swimmers goggle-wearing visage. Supposedly only 600 of these ‘lines across the face’ Aquatics 50ps were issued before the design was changed making them the rarest base metal 50p ever released. This example is still sealed in its original Royal Mint presentation card, the plastic protecting the coin’s brilliant uncirculated (BU) finish. Outside of its ultra-rare reverse this coin conforms to the standard specifications for a Fifty Pence piece: its composed of 8.00 grams of cupronickel allow and has a diameter of 27.30 millimetres. The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.
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Obverse

Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen with the legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D  · 2011'.

Reverse

Swimmer, swimming right with distinct lines over face. '50 PENCE' below and London 2012 Olympics logo above.

Specification

Brilliant uncirculated (BU) coin. 8.00 grams of cupronickel. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value: 50p / Fifty Pence.

Presentation

One of just 600 issued with this withdrawn design. Offered sealed in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint.

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