Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2020 Brexit

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 which depict a section of the Royal Shield. The denomination has also been used extensively to issue one-year types of commemorative coins such as this one.

This circulating commemorative 50p coin marks Brexit - the United Kingdom's act to leave the European Union and is officially known as the Withdrawal from the European Union 50p coin.

Following a June 2016 referendum, in which 51.9% voted to leave, the UK government formally announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017, beginning the Brexit process. After months of negotiations, the time was finally set for the UK to withdraw from the EU at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2020.

The Royal Mint released these coins the very same day on its web site, and they were also available for visitors to "strike their own" at the Royal mint facility in Llantrisant. It was also announced that around 3 million will be immediately released in circulation.

50 pence coins issued in 2020 have now been in circulation for only one year.

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Obverse
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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 (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 · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·. 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.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features text only. In six lines, with a hand-written font, it reads Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations.

Below that, the date of the event: 31 January 2020.

The value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations 31 January 2020
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Released on 31st January 2020. Royal Mint Product Code: UK20BWBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Released on 31st January 2020. Royal Mint Product Code: UK20BWBU. Issue price: £10.00.

In Set 1973 EEC Entry and 2020 Withdrawal from the European Union UK 50p Two-Coin Set, mintage 5,000
2 coins: 50p 1973 EEC, 50p 2020 Brexit
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm diameter, 8.00 g of sterling silver.

Released on 31st January 2020, in presentation box. Edition Limit: 47,000. Royal Mint Product Code: UK20BWSP. Issue price: £60.00.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,500
Material0.917 Gold
Details

27.30 mm diameter, 15.50 g of 22-carat red gold.

Released on 31st January 2020, in presentation box. Edition Limit: 1,500. Royal Mint Product Code: UK20BWGP. Issue price: £945.00. Sold out on the first day of issue.

Showing 29 from a total of 129 coins of type: Fifty Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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) 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 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 Brexit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
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Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-NMXX-EDQG
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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