Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games

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UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside, which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.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 commemorative fifty pence coin was issued to mark the 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, scheduled to take place between 28 July and 8 August 2022.

The Commonwealth Games, often referred to as the Friendly Games, is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, has taken place every four years since then. The Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974.

The coins were issued in the mint sets of the year (base metal in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof grade, and Proof in precious metals). No coins of this type were released into circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games - 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 Commonwealth Games - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows in the upper half nine V shapes, representing (three times) the symbol of Commonwealth Games Federation, against a background of circles reminiscent of celebratory fireworks.

On the right, the designers' initials N.P (for Natasha Preece).

On three lines below, the inscription BIRMINGHAM 2020 COMMONWEALTH GAMES.

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

Reverse Inscription BIRMINGHAM 2020 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin is not included in the Definitive mint sets, which only feature regular circulating designs.

See also

A circulating 50p coin commemorated the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Set 2022 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2022 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets The 2022 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Oblong Proof Medal

The 2022 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Round Proof Medal
Variety Silver Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm, 8.00 g sterling silver.

In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage 550
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage 370
5 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games
Variety Gold Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

27.30 mm, 15.50 g 22-carat red gold.

In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set, mintage 100
5 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games
All (68) 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 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 Commonwealth Games unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
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Fifty Pence 2022 Commonwealth Games: 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
DesignerNatasha Preece
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MRGR-ONZB
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