Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2009 - )
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)

The British 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, 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 in preparation for decimalisation of the currency, which happened in 1971. The initial large 50p coins were replaced by the current smaller 50p version in 1997. Apart from the regular circulating coins, the 50p denomination has also been extensively used to celebrate important events, each being commemorated by a new reverse design and issued as a circulating commemorative coin.

Beginning in 2009, The Royal Mint also started issuing 50 pence coins for collectors which are not meant to be released in circulation, so are classified as Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT). Quite often, they are struck in precious metals and not only in copper-nickel as the circulating currency. You can find a list below.

Obverse

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

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch, date
Reverse

Various reverse designs.

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender) (43)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2018 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From2009
Face Value50 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27.3000
Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8