Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride

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UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside, which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.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

The Mint says about this coin:
"With a legacy that dates back to 1972, Pride UK has established itself as the premier event in the LGBTQ+ calendar. Synonymous with visibility, unity and equality, its annual parades are colourful celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community and are hugely popular nationwide. The first official Pride UK event took place in London on 1 July 1972 with approximately 2,000 participants. As the very first Pride event held in the United Kingdom, Pride in London has a rich history that spans multiple decades and generations. Due to its location, it is also the biggest and one of the most diverse Pride events in the UK, attracting around 1.5 million attendees.

Today, there are more than 150 Pride events across the UK. Promoting solidarity, togetherness and inclusivity within a colourful, carnival-like atmosphere, these events have played a huge role in ushering in social equality and promoting acceptance for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer and other) community. In honour of this truly revolutionary movement that helped change the course of history, we are proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride UK event with a UK 50p coin, marking the first time Britain’s LGBTQ+ community has been celebrated on a UK coin."

No coins of this type were released into circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride - 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 (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 · 2022 ·. 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 · 2022 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features festive shapes and decorations, above which a large numeral 50, for the 50th anniversary of the first Pride UK event. On a banner below that, the inscription PRIDE; in smaller letters, on two other banners on the left PROTEST and VISIBILITY, and on two banners on the right UNITY and EQUALITY.

Near the rim below right, the designers' initials DH (for Dominique Holmes).

Value and denomination, as well as the date of issue, are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 50 PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Date of issue: 9 June 2022.

Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22PBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety Coloured Reverse
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin with a coloured reverse design, in presentation folder.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22PBC. Issue price: £18.00.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 4,955
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm, 8.00 g sterling silver.

The reverse design is coloured. In black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22PSPC. Issue price: £67.50. Limited Edition 4,000. Maximum Coin Mintage: 4,955.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,510
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Same diameter but double the thickness and weight of the silver proof. 27.30 mm, 16.00 g sterling silver.

The reverse design is coloured. In black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22PSFC. Issue price: £112.00. Limited Edition 1,500. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,510.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 260
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

27.30 mm, 15.50 g 22-carat red gold.

In mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22PGP. Issue price: £1,095.00. Limited Edition 200. Maximum Coin Mintage: 260.

Variety Gold Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Gold Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride / Gold Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 50
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

Same diameter but double the thickness and weight of the gold proof. 27.30 mm, 31.10 g 22-carat red gold.

In mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

All (74) coins of type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 (Britannia, proof only) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2018 The Snowman (NCLT) 170,705 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Team GB unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Megalosaurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Iguanodon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Hylaeosaurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Peter Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Rosalind Franklin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh - Christopher Robin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Winnie the Pooh - Piglet unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Diversity unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 The Snowman unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Anniversary of Decimalisation unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 2021 50 PENCE
Fifty Pence 2021 John Logie Baird unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Charles Babbage unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Discovery of Insulin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Temnodontosaurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Plesiosaurus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Dimorphodon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Team GB unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh and Friends unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh - Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Winnie the Pooh - Tigger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 The Snowman unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Equestrian Portrait unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Alan Turing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh - Eeyore unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh - Kanga and Roo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Winnie the Pooh and Friends unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
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Fifty Pence 2022 50 Years of Pride: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseSt Edward's Crown
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerDominique Holmes
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-WBBX-EPQM
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