Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee

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 commemorative fifty pence coin celebrates the Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary) of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. It is the first coin issued in the 50p denomination to mark a royal event.

On the throne since 6 February 1952, at the date when the coin was issued Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in history, the oldest living and longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving incumbent head of state.

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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 · 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
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The reverse design features a stylised frosted number 70 against a polished background.

Within the zero, the Royal cypher E II R (from Elizabeth II Regina - in Latin, Elizabeth the Second, Queen). The cypher is surmounted by St Edward's Crown. Below it, the Jubilee dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

In the field below, the designers' initials AR (for Andrew Ross) and DO (Deborah Osborne).

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

Reverse Inscription 70 E II R 1952 - 2022
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coins were first issued in the full and commemorative mint sets of the year (base metal in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof grade, and Proof in precious metals); they are not included in the Definitive mint sets which only feature regular circulating designs. The Royal Mint then announced that 1.3 mln circulating coins will be released through Royal Mail post offices staring on 7 February 2022.

There is another 50p Platinum Jubilee coin with the same reverse but with an equestrian effigy of the Queen on the obverse.

See also

Crown and 50p coins issued in the United Kingdom to commemorate Royal Jubilee and Coronation anniversary events include:
- Crown (25p) Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 1977
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee 2002
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee 2017
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Sapphire Anniversary 2018
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022
- £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee (Equestrian Effigy) 2022
- 50 Pence Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022
- 50 Pence Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee (Equestrian Effigy) 2022

Coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Platinum, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 2 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 2 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- Five Sovereigns (40 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Five Sovereigns (40 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Platinum Jubilee privy mark, Australia
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Double Sovereign (16 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Platinum Jubilee privy mark, Australia
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Sovereign (8 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1/4 oz Gold, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- Half Sovereign (4 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Half Sovereign (4 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- Quarter Sovereign (2 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- Quarter Sovereign (2 g Gold), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, United Kingdom
- 0.5 g Gold, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Congo (Democratic Republic)
- 1 kg Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 kg Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 10 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 5 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- 5 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 2 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Canada
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Cayman Islands
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, New Zealand
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Saint Helena
- 1 oz Silver, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Tokelau
- 1 oz Silver, Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy, United Kingdom
- £5 Crown Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Equestrian Effigy (with silver, gold and platinum), UK
- £5 Crown Platinum Jubilee - Royal Arms and Jody Clark Portrait (with silver and gold versions), UK
- $1 AlBr, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 50 Cents copper-nickel (with silver proof version), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Australia
- 50 Pence Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Jody Clark Portrait (with silver and gold versions), UK
- 50 Pence Platinum Jubilee - Royal Cypher and Equestrian Effigy (with silver, gold and platinum), UK

Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets 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

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Two-Coin Set, mintage 1,952
2 coins: 50p Platinum Jubilee - Equestrian Effigy, 50p Platinum Jubilee - Jody Clark Effigy
Variety Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets 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

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
Variety Silver Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 7,605
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm, 8.00 g sterling silver.

Released in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets 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

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Silver Proof Two-Coin Set, mintage 700
2 coins: 50p Platinum Jubilee - Equestrian Effigy, 50p Platinum Jubilee - Jody Clark Effigy
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
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Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,510
Material0.925 Silver
Details

27.30 mm, 16.00 g sterling silver.

Released in Royal Mint sets.

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.

Released in Royal Mint sets.

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
Showing 31 from a total of 131 coins of type: Fifty Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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 1,853,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit 20,123,661 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten 9,660,496 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher 10,067,160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny 25,160,040 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 1,909,787 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Royal Shield (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 4,036,357 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 6,050,842 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 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·
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Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseSt Edward's Crown
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAndrew Ross, Deborah Osborne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.3000 mm
Thickness1.7800 mm
Mass8.0000 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-QKXY-EJYG
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