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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 74 coins of type: Fifty Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty pence 1969 188,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1970 19,461,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1973 (EEC) 89,775,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Fifty pence 1976 43,746,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1977 49,536,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1978 72,005,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1979 58,680,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1980 89,086,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1981 74,002,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1982 51,312,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1983 62,824,904 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1985 682,103 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Fifty pence 1992 (Single Market) 109,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Fifty pence 1994 (D-Day) 6,705,520 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Fifty pence 1997 456,364,100 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Fifty pence 1998 64,306,500 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 1998 (EU) 5,043,000 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 2003 (Suffragettes) 3,124,030 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 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 2004 35,315,500 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)
Fifty pence 2006 (VC - heroic acts) 10,000,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
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)
Fifty pence 2009 (Kew Gardens) 210,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2010 (Girl Guiding) 7,410,090 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
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 32,300,030 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty pence 2013 10,301,000 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)
Fifty pence 2013 (Christopher Ironside) 7,000,000 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 (Battle of Britain) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Fifty Pence: Some useful external links
The Royal Mint Museum: Fifty pence coin