Fifty Pence, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1969 - )
Coin TypeFifty Pence

The British fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced fifty pee - is a unit of currency equaling one half of a pound sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral-curve heptagon, or Reuleaux polygon - a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. This shape, which was revolutionary at the time, made it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allowed it to roll in vending machines.

The denomination was introduced in October 1969 with a large version of the coin; it was reduced in size in 1997, with the older coins being demonetised in 1998. The design of the new (smaller) type remained unchanged at that time, retaining Christopher Ironside's Britannia reverse. In 2008 though the reverse was changed to Matthew Dent's design; in a world-first concept, the designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together (the shield in its entirety being featured on the £1 coin).

The denomination has also been used extensively to issue one-year types of commemorative coins.

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.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch, date
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence - reverse photo

Design 1969 to 2008 (excluding one-year types):
The reverse features a figure of Britannia - traditional on British coinage since 1672. She is seated beside a lion, with a shield decorated with the crosses of the union flag resting against her right side, holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand, with the figure 50 below (in exergue) and the inscription NEW PENCE (1962-1982) or FIFTY PENCE (1982-1997) around above.

Design 2008 and after (excluding circulating one-year type commemoratives):
The lowest point of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, showing the third and fourth quarterings, with the value and denomination FIFTY PENCE below the point of the shield.

Reverse Inscription FIFTY PENCE
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Pence - (130) Coins (Page 2 of 2)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,771,009
Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,025,085
Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,851,012
Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,238,937
Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,915,311
Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,114,321
Fifty Pence 2017 United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,800,000
Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 20,121,866
Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,659,302
Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,065,668
Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,158,022
Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,801,500
Fifty Pence 2018 (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 33,086
Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,082,636
Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,563,403
Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,830,385
Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,036,319
Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,532,759
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,175,546
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,050,841
Fifty Pence 2019 Royal Shield United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Royal Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Royal Shield - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 122,000,000
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,602,000
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,001,000
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,001,000
Fifty Pence 2020 Royal Shield United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Royal Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Royal Shield - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 46,540,375
Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,001,000
Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,300,000
Fifty Pence 2021 Royal Shield United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2021 Royal Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2021 Royal Shield - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2022 Royal Shield United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Royal Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Royal Shield - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Fifty Pence: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-types Fifty Pence (Large)
Fifty Pence (Large, one year types)
Fifty Pence (Small, Ironside design)
Fifty Pence (One year types)
Fifty Pence (Dent design)
From1969
Face Value50 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (seven-sided)
Size
Mass
Fifty Pence: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 50 Pence, 1982
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Source
Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 50 Pence, 1982
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Source