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) (36)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 19,751
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,039
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 18
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 22
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 22
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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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