Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower

2018 marked the 60th anniversary of the book A Bear Called Paddington. Since that first publication, Paddington has been a part of many childhoods, becoming a British icon around the world and a firm favourite with children and adults alike. The Royal Mint continued its tradition of honouring Britain’s childhood favourites with two official UK coins celebrating the kind-hearted bear that started a new life a long way from home in Darkest Peru: Paddington Bear at the Station and Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace. The series was continued in 2019 with two new coins, Paddington Bear at St Paul's and Paddington Bear at the Tower.

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 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 regular 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 such as this one.

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 2019 have now been in circulation for only three years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage9,001,000 (9.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower - reverse photo

The reverse shows Paddington Bear in front of the Tower of London, eating a marmalade sandwich.

The designer's initials DK (for David Knapton) are in the right field.

The value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Following the success of the coins released in 2018, the cheerful bear from Darkest Peru returns for a new adventure, equipped with marmalade sandwiches and a scrapbook to record his adventures. Join Paddington as he visits the world-famous Tower of London, meeting some of its most famous residents and learning why ravens are so very important to the famous landmark.

Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower: Known varieties
Variety Specimen in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Specimen in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Specimen in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint Product code: UK19PTBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 32,500
Material0.925 Silver
Details

8.00 g Sterling Silver. On silver proof coins, the figure of Paddington Bear is coloured. Issued boxed. Royal Mint Product code: UK19PTSP. Edition limit: 25,000. Maximum Coin Mintage: 32,500. Issue price: £65.00.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 650
Material0.917 Gold
Details

15.50 g 22-carat gold, diameter 27.30 mm. Issued in a presentation box, Royal Mint Product code: UK19PTGP. Edition limit: 600. Maximum Coin Mintage: 650. Issue price: £980.00.

Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower: References to Information Used
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Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 2,238,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
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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) 33,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act 9,082,636 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018
Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit 1,563,403 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse 1,830,385 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 4,036,319 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny 1,532,759 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station 5,175,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 6,050,841 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Royal Shield 122,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes 8,602,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's 9,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower 9,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Royal Shield 46,540,375 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
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Fifty Pence 2021 Royal Shield unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Royal Shield unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2022 ·
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Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage9,001,000 (9.0 million)
Total Mintage9,001,000 (9.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerDavid Knapton
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-NDGM-ENQG
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