Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens

These circulating commemorative coins mark the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

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, 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 when the 50p joined the 5p (shilling) and 10p (florin) coins in circulation, leaving only the three copper coins to be introduced on 15 February 1971 to complete the new series of decimal coins; unlike other coin types at the time though, the 50 pence coin was not made equivalent to a pre-decimal coin (it was the same as a crown in value but not in appearance or size).

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.

Coins issued in 2009 have now been in circulation for 11 years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage479,134, Rarity: S (Scarce)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens - obverse photo

The obverse of the coins shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens - reverse photo

The reverse features a design showing the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber vine twining in and around the tower, accompanied by the dates 1759 and 2009, with the word Kew at the base of the pagoda.

Value and denomination are not displayed (they are on the obverse).

Reverse Inscription 1759 2009 KEW
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

This is a key date in the circulating 50 pence series. Only 210,000 ordinary coins were released into circulation. The rest were specimen quality in presentation packs, or in mint sets.

Mintage figure comprised of:
210,000 coins released into circulation
128,364 brilliant uncirculated in presentation folder
106,332 brilliant uncirculated in sets (uncertain, see note below)
34,438 proofs
Off-metal strikes not included.

See also

The coin was also issued in the 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009) sets featuring sixteen different 50 pence designs, in copper-nickel, silver and gold (proof and piedfort). The coins in the mint set were:

01. Fifty New Pence 2009 (Britannia) - like Spink H1
02. Fifty Pence EEC 2009 - like Spink H2
03. Fifty Pence Britannia 2009 - like Spink H3
04. Fifty Pence Single Market 2009 - like Spink H5
05. Fifty Pence D-Day 2009 - like Spink H6
06. Fifty Pence EU 2009 - like Spink H9
07. Fifty Pence NHS 2009 - like Spink H10
08. Fifty Pence Public Libraries Act 2009 - like Spink H11
09. Fifty Pence Suffragettes 2009 - like Spink H12
10. Fifty Pence Roger Bannister 2009 - like Spink H13
11. Fifty Pence Dictionary 2009 - like Spink H14
12. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Award 2009 - like Spink H15
13. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 2009 - like Spink H16
14. Fifty Pence Scouting 2009 - like Spink H17
15. Fifty Pence Royal Shield of Arms 2009 - Spink H18
16. Fifty Pence Kew Gardens - Spink H19

The design was re-issued in 2019 as a Non-Circulating Legal Tender coin to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 50p denomination.

Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens: Known varieties
Variety Specimen in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Specimen in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Specimen in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 128,364 (included in total)
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 106,332 (included in total)
Details

On its web site, the Royal Mint lists only "sets" for the year, with combined mintage of 106,332. However, some of them do not contain this coin so its mintage is somewhat lower (by an unknown number).

In Set 2009 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection, mintage unknown, limited to 100,000
11 coins: £2 Technology, £2 Burns, £2 Darwin, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 50p Kew Gardens, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2009 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection (Baby Gift Set), mintage unknown (included in the above set)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 35,477 (included in total)
In Sets The 2009 UK Proof Coin Set, mintage 34,438
12 coins: £5 King Henry VIII, £2 Technology, £2 Burns, £2 Darwin, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 50p Kew Gardens, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: The 2009 UK Proof Coin Set (Deluxe), mintage unknown, limited to 15,000 (included in the above set)
- variety: The 2009 UK Executive Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 5,000 (included in the above set)

The UK 50p Proof Collection - 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009), mintage 1,039
16 coins: 50p New Pence, 50p EEC, 50p Britannia, 50p Single Market, 50p D-Day, 50p EU, 50p NHS, 50p Public Libraries, 50p Suffragettes, 50p Roger Bannister, 50p Dictionary, 50p VC - Award, 50p VC - Heroic Acts, 50p Scouting, 50p Shield, 50p Kew Gardens
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 7,575
Material0.925 Silver
Details

8.00 g., 0.925 Silver 0.2379 oz. ASW, 27.3 mm.

Silver proof Kew Gardens 50 pence were included in several different sets; the Royal Mint lists mintage of 7,575, which presumably includes all sets.

In Sets The 2009 UK Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage 2,749
12 coins: £5 King Henry VIII, £2 Technology, £2 Burns, £2 Darwin, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 50p Kew Gardens, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

The 2009 UK Family Silver Proof Collection, mintage unknown, limited to 1,500
6 coins: £5 King Henry VIII, £2 Britannia, £1 Shield, £2 Burns, £2 Darwin, 50p Kew Gardens

The UK 50p Silver Proof Collection - 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009), mintage 1,163
16 coins: 50p New Pence, 50p EEC, 50p Britannia, 50p Single Market, 50p D-Day, 50p EU, 50p NHS, 50p Public Libraries, 50p Suffragettes, 50p Roger Bannister, 50p Dictionary, 50p VC - Award, 50p VC - Heroic Acts, 50p Scouting, 50p Shield, 50p Kew Gardens
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Mintage Issued: 2,967
Material0.925 Silver
In Set The 2009 UK Silver Proof Piedfort Four-Coin Collection, mintage unknown, limited to 2,500
4 coins: £5 King Henry VIII, £2 Burns, £2 Darwin, 50p Kew Gardens
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 629
Material0.917 Gold
Details

629 total mintage, incl. 70 issued in the 16-coin gold proof set.

In Set The UK 50p Gold Proof Collection - 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009), mintage 70
16 coins: 50p New Pence, 50p EEC, 50p Britannia, 50p Single Market, 50p D-Day, 50p EU, 50p NHS, 50p Public Libraries, 50p Suffragettes, 50p Roger Bannister, 50p Dictionary, 50p VC - Award, 50p VC - Heroic Acts, 50p Scouting, 50p Shield, 50p Kew Gardens
Variety Gold Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Gold Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens / Gold Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 40
Material0.917 Gold
In Set The UK 50p Gold Proof Piedfort Collection - 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009), mintage 40
16 coins: 50p New Pence, 50p EEC, 50p Britannia, 50p Single Market, 50p D-Day, 50p EU, 50p NHS, 50p Public Libraries, 50p Suffragettes, 50p Roger Bannister, 50p Dictionary, 50p VC - Award, 50p VC - Heroic Acts, 50p Scouting, 50p Shield, 50p Kew Gardens
Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Royal Mint Mintage link Varieties mintage
All (127) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fifty Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 1969 188,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Fifty Pence 1970 19,461,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Fifty Pence 1971 (Proof only) 350,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Fifty Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Fifty Pence 1973 EEC 89,875,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Fifty Pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Fifty Pence 1975 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Fifty Pence 1976 43,846,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Fifty Pence 1977 49,729,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Fifty Pence 1978 72,091,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Fifty Pence 1979 58,761,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Fifty Pence 1980 89,229,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Fifty Pence 1981 74,105,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Fifty Pence 1982 51,623,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Fifty Pence 1983 63,569,804 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Fifty Pence 1984 (mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Fifty Pence 1985 962,493 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Fifty Pence 1986 (mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Fifty Pence 1987 (mint sets only) 261,084 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Fifty Pence 1988 (mint sets only) 213,381 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Fifty Pence 1989 (mint sets only) 163,273 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Fifty Pence 1990 (mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Fifty Pence 1991 (mint sets only) 130,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Fifty Pence 1992 (Britannia, in sets only) 140,747 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Fifty Pence 1992 Single Market 306,692 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Fifty Pence 1993 (mint sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Fifty Pence 1994 D-Day 6,950,212 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Fifty Pence 1995 (mint sets only) 166,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Fifty Pence 1996 (mint sets only) 154,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Fifty Pence 1997 (Large, mint sets only) 190,305 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Fifty Pence 1997 (Small) 456,554,405 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Fifty Pence 1998 64,466,362 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty Pence 1998 EU 5,202,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty Pence 1998 NHS 5,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Fifty Pence 1999 24,985,144 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Fifty Pence 2000 28,105,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Fifty Pence 2000 Public Libraries Act 11,453,219 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Fifty Pence 2001 85,105,613 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Fifty Pence 2002 24,028,809 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
Fifty Pence 2003 23,739,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Fifty Pence 2003 Suffragettes 3,290,124 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Fifty Pence 2004 35,449,528 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Fifty Pence 2004 Roger Bannister 9,176,899 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Fifty Pence 2005 25,404,063 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Fifty Pence 2005 Dictionary 17,689,563 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Fifty Pence 2006 24,604,689 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Fifty Pence 2006 Victoria Cross - Award 12,261,974 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Fifty Pence 2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 10,169,564 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Fifty Pence 2007 11,238,215 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Fifty Pence 2007 Scouting 7,887,475 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Fifty Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 3,672,577 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Fifty Pence 2008 (Dent design) 22,867,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Fifty Pence 2009 (Dent, mint sets only) 141,809 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 (Britannia, proof only) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens 479,134 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE
Fifty Pence 2010 (Dent, mint sets only) 100,033 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2010 Girl Guiding 7,540,009 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2011 (Dent, mint sets only) 84,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 WWF 3,496,273 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Aquatics 2,179,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Archery 3,345,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Athletics 2,224,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Badminton 2,133,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Basketball 1,748,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Boccia 2,166,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Boxing 2,148,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Canoeing 2,166,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Cycling 2,090,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Equestrian 2,142,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Fencing 2,115,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Football 1,125,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Goalball 1,615,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Gymnastics 1,720,813 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Handball 1,676,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Hockey 1,773,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Judo 1,161,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Modern Pentathlon 1,689,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Rowing 1,717,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Sailing 1,749,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Shooting 1,656,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Table Tennis 1,737,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Taekwondo 1,664,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Tennis 1,454,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Triathlon 1,163,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Volleyball 2,133,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Weightlifting 1,879,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Wheelchair Rugby 1,765,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2011 - London 2012 - Wrestling 1,129,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Fifty Pence 2012 32,403,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2013 10,347,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Fifty Pence 2013 Christopher Ironside 7,036,485 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Fifty Pence 2013 Benjamin Britten 5,313,337 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE · 2013
Fifty Pence 2014 49,043,594 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Fifty Pence 2014 Commonwealth Games 6,550,488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D FIFTY PENCE
Fifty Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 20,101,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Fifty Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 39,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (Fourth Portrait) 33,818 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (Fifth Portrait) 5,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE 2015 ·
Fifty Pence 2015 Battle of Britain (no denomination) 35,199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 (mint sets only) 144,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Team GB 6,442,646 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings 6,771,009 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter 7,025,085 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit 9,851,012 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 2,238,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 8,915,311 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin 5,114,321 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 1,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit 20,121,866 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten 9,659,302 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher 10,065,668 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny 25,158,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 1,801,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act 9,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018
Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit 1,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse 1,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 3,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny 1,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station 5,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 5,901,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
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Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Issued2009
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage210,000
Total Mintage479,134, Rarity: S (Scarce)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Le Brun
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDDRMK-GOZA-CXWB-ENXQ
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Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens: Photos
ImageDetails
gold proof Fifty Pence 2009 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens
Copyright: Sovereign Rarities
Notes: Gold Proof.
Source
gold proof Fifty Pence 2009 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens
Copyright: Sovereign Rarities
Notes: Gold Proof.
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Kew Gardens 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Source
2009 UK Coin 50p BU Kew Gardens
Copyright: Chards
Source
Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomH19 (was 4621)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1114, 1114a (Silver)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P98 (Silver Proof Piedfort)