Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT)

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 of its introduction, makes it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allows it to roll in vending machines.

The first UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside (which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.

Beginning in 2009, the Royal Mint started issuing 50 pence coins for collectors - such as this one - which are not meant to be released in circulation, so are classified as Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT).

This coin continues the great success of earlier circulation commemoratives celebrating favourite children story characters; it marks 30 years since Wallace and Gromit began their adventures on the moon in the short animated film A Grand Day Out. The coin was issued in several formats: Brilliant Uncirculated in a presentation folder (Royal Mint Product code: UK19WGBU, issue price £10.00); Silver Proof - coloured, in acrylic block; and Gold Proof.

No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Mint Mintageunknown
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (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 · FIFTY (50) PENCE 2019 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith. Fifty Pence 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 · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) - reverse photo

The reverse shows the story characters Wallace and Gromit looking out of the riveted porthole of their rocket. Round above, the text CASEUS PRAESTANS. Round below, separated by the figure of a small rocket, the names of the characters: WALLACE and GROMIT. The designer's initialsNP (for Nick Park) are in the right field.

Value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription CASEUS PRAESTANS WALLACE GROMIT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Royal Mint says:
"The beagle has landed! 30 years after A Grand Day Out was first shown in November 1989, the film’s stars Wallace and Gromit land on the surface of a 50p coin.

Over three decades, the inseparable duo have become household favourites in the UK and beyond. Their breakthrough success was followed up with more wonderful adventures and they became a must-see TV event at Christmas for many years.

These brilliant British characters have been brought together forever on a UK coin by The Royal Mint and Aardman. The coin design has been created by Nick Park and the team at Aardman and shows the duo as if peering from the porthole of the rocket that took them to the moon. ‘Cracking cheese’ makes it to the table too, in the form of the Latin inscription ‘CASEUS PRAESTANS’ that appears on the coin’s surface. Thirty years after blast off, this is your chance to pocket the rocket of Wallace and Gromit."

Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

On silver proof coins, the reverse is coloured. Royal Mint Product Code: UK19WGSP, Issue Price: £65.00. Edition Limit: 25,000. Maximum Coin Mintage: 27,000. 8.00 g of sterling silver. The coin is enclosed in an acrylic capsule with a rocket design, and boxed.

Variety Gold Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Material0.917 Gold
Details

Issued boxed. Royal Mint Product Code: UK19WGGP, Issue Price: £980.00. Edition Limit: 630. Maximum Coin Mintage: 640. 15.50 g of 22-carat red gold.

All (43) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
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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 2018 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
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 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman (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 Wallace and Gromit (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
DesignerNick Park
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 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT): Photos
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Wallace and Gromit 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold Proof.
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Wallace and Gromit 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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Wallace and Gromit 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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