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Coin type: Fifty Pence
Description

The British decimal fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced fifty pee - is a unit of currency equalling one half of a pound sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral curve heptagon, a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1969. Three different portraits of the Queen have been used, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield, was introduced in 2008.

Twenty pence and fifty pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £10; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 20p and 50p coins in order to settle a debt.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types Fifty Pence (Large)
Fifty Pence (Large, one year types)
Fifty Pence (Ironside design)
Fifty Pence (One year types)
Fifty Pence (Dent design)
Face value50 (x Penny)
Years produced1969 - ? CurrentYes
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription
Reverse

Reverse inscription
Edge Edge inscription
List of 96 coins of type: Fifty Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 1969 188,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Fifty Pence 1970 19,461,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Fifty Pence 1971 (Proof only) 350,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Fifty Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC) 89,875,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Fifty Pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Fifty Pence 1975 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Fifty Pence 1976 43,846,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Fifty Pence 1977 49,729,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Fifty Pence 1978 72,091,600 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Fifty Pence 1979 58,761,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Fifty Pence 1980 89,229,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Fifty Pence 1981 None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Fifty Pence 1982 51,623,800 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Fifty Pence 1983 63,569,804 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Fifty Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Fifty Pence 1985 962,493 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Fifty Pence 1986 (Proof and mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Fifty Pence 1987 (Proof and mint sets only) 261,084 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Fifty Pence 1988 (Proof and mint sets only) 213,381 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Fifty Pence 1989 (Proof and mint sets only) 163,273 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Fifty Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Fifty Pence 1991 (Proof and mint sets only) 130,119 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Fifty Pence 1992 (Britannia, in sets only) 140,747 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Fifty Pence 1992 (Single Market) 249,747 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Fifty Pence 1993 (Proof and mint sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Fifty Pence 1994 (D-Day) 6,950,212 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Fifty Pence 1995 (Proof and mint sets only) 166,286 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Fifty Pence 1996 (Proof and mint sets only) 154,082 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Fifty Pence 1997 (Large, proof and sets only) 190,305 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Fifty Pence 1997 (Small) 456,554,405 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Fifty Pence 1998 64,466,362 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty pence 1998 (EU) 5,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 1998 (NHS) 5,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 1999 24,905,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2000 27,915,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2000 (Public Libraries Act) 11,263,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2001 84,998,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2002 23,907,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2003 23,583,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2003 (Suffragettes) 3,124,030 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2004 35,315,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2004 (Roger Bannister) 9,032,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2005 25,363,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2005 (Dictionary) 17,649,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2006 24,567,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2006 (VC - award) 12,087,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Fifty pence 2006 (VC - heroic acts) 10,000,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Fifty pence 2007 11,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2007 (Scouting) 7,710,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2008 (Ironside design) 3,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2008 (Dent design) 22,747,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Fifty Pence 2009 (Britannia, proof only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 (Dent, proof and sets only) 40,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty pence 2009 (Kew Gardens) 210,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty Pence 2010 (Dent, proof and sets only) 43,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty pence 2010 (Girl Guiding) 7,410,090 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty Pence 2011 (Dent, proof and sets only) 42,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty pence 2011 (WWF) 3,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Aquatics) 2,179,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Archery) 3,345,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Athletics) 2,224,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Badminton) 2,133,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Basketball) 1,748,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Boccia) 2,166,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Boxing) 2,148,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Canoeing) 2,166,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Cycling) 2,090,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Equestrian) 2,142,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Fencing) 2,115,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Football) 1,125,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Goalball) 1,615,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Gymnastics) 1,720,813 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Handball) 1,676,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Hockey) 1,773,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Judo) 1,161,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Modern Pentathlon) 1,689,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Rowing) 1,717,300 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Sailing) 1,749,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Shooting) 1,656,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Table Tennis) 1,737,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Taekwondo) 1,664,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Tennis) 1,454,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Triathlon) 1,163,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Volleyball) 2,133,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Weightlifting) 1,879,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Wheelchair Rugby) 1,765,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Wrestling) 1,129,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty Pence 2012 49,037,657 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty pence 2013 10,301,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2013 (Christopher Ironside) 7,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2013 (Benjamin Britten) 5,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · FIFTY PENCE 2013
Fifty pence 2014 49,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2014 (Glasgow Commonwealth Games) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2015 20,101,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · [year]
Fifty pence 2015 (Battle of Britain) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty Pence: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: Fifty pence (British coin) The Royal Mint Museum: Fifty pence coin