Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2020 British Diversity

This circulating commemorative 50p coin was issued to celebrate diversity across the whole of Britain and how this has helped to shape the country's rich history and heritage. It was announced on 17th October 2020, with more than 2.5 million coins entering circulation the next week, from a total projected mintage of 10 million.

The Royal Mint says about it:
"Britain’s history is rich and diverse. For more than 1,100 years, the nation’s story has been told through coins struck by The Royal Mint, a narrative carried in the pockets and purses of all its people. The contribution of ethnic minority communities has been such an important part of that story but has often gone unrecognised. This coin has been created to celebrate all the people who have made Britain what it is today."

The edition was hailed as "signalling a change in the UK coinage": a new era for British coinage, with more designs celebrating diversity and inclusivity set to follow.

The design was also issued in a variety of collector formats.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,300,000 (10.3 million)
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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 (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 · 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Reverse
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The reverse design features the words DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN on a structure composed of interconnected triangles. The lines are linked to form a symbolic network, with each part just as important as the next in uniting the whole composition.

The designer's initials DME (for Dominque Evans) are below right.

The value and the denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation card
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint Product code: UK20PXBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 25,010
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm, 8.00 g sterling silver.

Royal Mint Product code: UK20PXSP, issue price: £57.50; edition limit: 25,000; maximum coin mintage 25,010.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
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Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,510
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof, but double the thickness and weight. 27.30 mm, 16.00 g sterling silver.

Royal Mint Product code: UK20PXPS, issue price: £100,00; edition limit: 2,500; maximum coin mintage 2,510.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 960
Material0.917 Gold
Details

27.30 mm, 15.50 g 22-carat red gold. Boxed in a walnut case.

Royal Mint Product code: UK20PXGP; issue price: £1,125.00; edition limit: 950; maximum coin mintage 960.

Variety Gold Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity / Gold Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity / Gold Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 210
Material0.917 Gold
Details

Like the gold proof, but double the thickness and weight. 27.30 mm, 31.00 g 22-carat red gold. Boxed in a walnut case.

Royal Mint Product code: UK20PXPG; issue price: £2,225.00; edition limit: 200; maximum coin mintage 210.

Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity: References to Information Used
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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 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 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit 10,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity 10,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
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 2020 British Diversity: 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)
Circulation Mintage10,300,000 (10.3 million)
Total Mintage10,300,000 (10.3 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerDominque Evans
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-PJPV-OJYG
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Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity: Photos
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Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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