United Kingdom: Coin Type Fifty Pence (One year types) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Fifty Pence (One year types) (issued 1998 - )
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)

Since its issue the 50p has been used on several occasions to celebrate important events, each being commemorated by a new reverse design.

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Obverse InscriptionELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Reverse

Design 1969 to 2008:
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:

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 InscriptionFIFTY PENCE
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Fifty Pence (One year types) (63)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 1998 EU 5,202,862 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty Pence 1998 NHS 5,001,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty Pence 2000 Public Libraries Act 11,453,219 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Fifty Pence 2003 Suffragettes 3,169,125 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Fifty Pence 2004 Roger Bannister 9,032,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Fifty Pence 2005 Dictionary 17,689,563 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Fifty Pence 2006 Victoria Cross - Award 12,087,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Fifty Pence 2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 10,000,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Fifty Pence 2007 Scouting 7,710,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens 210,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 Girl Guiding 7,410,090 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2011 WWF 3,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Aquatics 2,179,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Archery 3,345,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Athletics 2,224,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Badminton 2,133,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Basketball 1,748,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Boccia 2,166,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Boxing 2,148,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Canoeing 2,166,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Cycling 2,090,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Equestrian 2,142,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Fencing 2,115,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Football 1,125,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Goalball 1,615,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Gymnastics 1,720,813 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Handball 1,676,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Hockey 1,773,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Judo 1,161,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Modern Pentathlon 1,689,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Rowing 1,717,300 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Sailing 1,749,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Shooting 1,656,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Table Tennis 1,737,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Taekwondo 1,664,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Tennis 1,454,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Triathlon 1,163,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Volleyball 2,133,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Weightlifting 1,879,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Wheelchair Rugby 1,765,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Wrestling 1,129,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2013 Christopher Ironside 7,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Fifty Pence 2013 Benjamin Britten 5,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE · 2013
Fifty Pence 2014 Commonwealth Games 6,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (Fourth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (Fifth Portrait) 5,900,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE 2015 ·
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (no denomination) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Team GB 6,400,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings 6,700,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter 6,900,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit 9,600,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 2,100,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 8,800,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin 5,000,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit 19,900,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten 9,500,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher 9,900,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny 25,000,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 1,801,500 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence (One year types): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofFifty Pence
From1998
Face Value50 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon
Size (mm)27.3000
Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8