Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT)

The original Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Award coin was issued in 2006 as a circulating commemorative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross - "The Institution".

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. All who have received it have shown extraordinary bravery, many at the cost of their own lives. The original idea for the Victoria Cross was proposed by the Duke of Newcastle in 1854 and the Royal Warrant for the creation of the medal was signed by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on 29 January 1856. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross The Royal Mint struck two fifty pence coins (another coin depicts the Heroic Acts of the persons awarded with the VC).

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.

Beginning in 2009, The Royal Mint 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).

This coin is part of the 50 years of the 50p - Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set - Military, a 5-coin set featuring 50 pence designs on a military theme to commemorate 50 years of the denomination.

MintRoyal Mint Mintageunknown
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) - obverse photo

Crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"). Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2019.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) - reverse photo

Depiction of the Victoria Cross with the date 29 Jan 1856 in the centre of the reverse of the Cross and the letters VC to the right and the value FIFTY PENCE below. A ribbon on the left cross has the inscription FOR VALOUR.

The designer's signature is in the left field.

Reverse Inscription VC FIFTY PENCE
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

50 years of the 50p - Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set - Military, Royal Mint Product code: UK195MBU, issue price: £45.00.
The set, in a presentation folder, contains:

1. Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day - like Spink H6
2. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Award 2019 - like Spink H15
3. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 2019 - like Spink H16
4. Fifty Pence Battle of Britain 2019 - Spink H31
5. Fifty Pence Battle of Hastings 2019 - Spink H32

Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 3,500
Details

In 5-coin mint set called Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Proof Coin Set - Military. Royal Mint Product code: UK195MBP, issue price: £90.00, edition limit: 3,500 (sold out).

Variety Silver Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 1,969
Material0.925 Silver
Details

In 5-coin mint set called Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Set - Military. Royal Mint Product code: UK195MSP, issue price: £225.00, edition limit: 1,969 (sold out). 8.00g sterling silver.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Mintage 75
Material0.917 Gold
Details

In 5-coin mint set called Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin Set - Military. Royal Mint Product code: UK195MGP, issue price: £4,690.00, edition limit: 75 (sold out). 15.50g 22-carat gold.

Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT): References to Information Used
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
All (36) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
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 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 ·
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Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerClaire Aldridge
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27.3000
Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8
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Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT): Photos
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2019 UK 50p Silver Proof - Victoria Cross - Award
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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2019 UK 50p Silver Proof - Victoria Cross - Award
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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Victoria Cross 150th Anniversary 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Presentation folder.
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Victoria Cross 150th Anniversary 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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Victoria Cross 150th Anniversary 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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