Excitement is building for the Olympic Games which will take place in Paris this year but if you cast your mind back to the London Games, do you remember the coins that were released?

In the run-up to the Olympic Games in London in 2012, a variety of merchandise was released to celebrate the occasion plus some 50p coins which displayed some of the participating sports were also released.

Now, a 50p coin from the collection has made a seller on eBay more than £100.

The Aquatics 50p coin which shows a person swimming underwater has sold in Manchester for £104.55.

This 50p coin sold for more than £100 on eBayThis 50p coin sold for more than £100 on eBay (Image: eBay)

This is more than 209x its face value and it even sparked a mini bidding war with 22 bids placed on the online auction site.

The 50p coin also features the official London Olympic Games logo at the top and '50 PENCE' is printed at the bottom.

The swimmer can be seen gliding under the water, wearing a hat and goggles.

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Which Royal Mint 50p coin is the rarest?

The rarest of the Royal Mint’s most valuable 50p coins is the Kew’s Garden 50p, which was designed to mark the 250th anniversary of the gardens in 2009. Only 210,000 coins were ever minted with this design.

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The Kew Gardens 50p sells for £156.25 on average, but one seller received over £700 for one when they sold it on eBay.

Seven Olympic 50p coins from the 2012 Olympic Games feature in the Royal Mint’s top 10 most valuable 50p coins.

The wrestling, football and judo coins are among the most valuable of the Olympic Games collection. Only 1.1 million of each of these coins were produced.