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The UK’s RAREST 50p coin in circulation will be re-issued by The Royal Mint in 2019 it has been confirmed.

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The Kew Gardens 50p hit the headlines in February 2014 when it was revealed as the most scarce 50p in circulation. At the peak of the hype surrounding its value, some coins were exchanging hands for hundreds of pounds!

According to the Royal Proclamation, published on 8 November, a total of TEN new 50p coins will be issued in 2019, all of which will be re-issues of previous designs.

The coins to be re-issued comprise:

More about the Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p. These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2006 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry that a British and Commonwealth serviceman can achieve. Introducing the Victoria Cross 50p Coin The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award in the British honours system, given to soldiers who showed ‘gallantry in the presence of the enemy.’.

  1. Britannia 50p – the figure of Britannia, seated beside a lion, with a shield resting against her right side, holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand; and the figure “50” together with the words “NEW PENCE”;
  2. D-Day Landings 50p– a design representing the D-Day landings of the Allied invasion force heading for Normandy and filling the sea and sky, with the inscription “50 PENCE”;
  3. Roger Bannister 50p – the legs of a running athlete with a stylized stopwatch in the background and, with the inscription “50 PENCE”;
  4. Victoria Cross Medal 50p – a depiction of the obverse and reverse of a Victoria Cross with the date “29. JAN 1856” in the centre of the reverse of the Cross, with the inscription “VC” “FIFTY PENCE”;
  5. Victoria Cross Soldier 50p – a depiction of a soldier carrying a wounded comrade with an outline of the Victoria Cross surrounded by a sunburst effect in the background with the inscription “FIFTY PENCE” ;
  6. Boy Scouts 50p – a fleur-de-lis superimposed over a globe and accompanied by the inscription “BE PREPARED” and the dates “∙ 1907 ∙” and “∙ 2007 ∙”, and the denomination “FIFTY PENCE”;
  7. Kew Gardens 50p – a design showing the pagoda, a building strongly associated with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, encircled by a vine and accompanied by the dates “1759” and “2009”, with the word “KEW” at the base of the pagoda;
  8. Battle of Hastings 50p – a design showing the scene from the Bayeux tapestry depicting King Harold with an arrow in his eye accompanied by the inscription “BATTLE OF HASTINGS 1066” and the date “2016”;
  9. Battle of Britain 50p – a design showing airmen running to their planes with enemy aircraft overhead accompanied by the inscription “THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940”;
  10. Girl Guides 50p – a design which depicts a repeating pattern of the current identity of Girlguiding UK, accompanied by the inscription “CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF GIRLGUIDING UK” and the denomination “50 PENCE”.

It’s expected the coins will be issued in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 50p with commemorative collector’s editions in Cupro-Nickel, Silver and Gold being made available. It is not yet clear whether any of the new 50ps will be issued for circulation.

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2006 was the 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross and the Royal Mint issued two 50p coins celebrating the VC.
The reverse, Clive Duncan, depicts a soldier carrying a wounded comrade with an outline of the Victoria Cross surrounded by a sunburst effect in the background.
Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

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Mintage: 10,000,500 (may include coins issued as part of a set).
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Elizabeth II was in her 54th year as Queen. George W Bush is U.S. President. Pluto is redefined as a dwarf planet.
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.
Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: 50 Pence Coins

The British Fifty Pence (50p) coin was introduced in October 1969 as part of the decimalisation of the British currency. It replaced the 10 shilling note, both being equivalent to half of one pound (£0.50). It is colloquially called the '50 pee'. The coin has 7 sides (heptagonal) but has rounded corners on each apex so that the coin will roll and work in vending machines.
Originally, the coin has a diameter of 30mm and weighed 13.5g, but in 1997 this was replaced with a smaller version of diameter 27.3mm and weight of 8g. The thickness was kept at 1.78mm. The coin is made of Cupro-Nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel). The larger version was demonitised (i.e. ceased to be legal tender) in 1998.
All coins have an obverse featuring the portrait Queen Elizabeth II. There are three versions:

  • 1985-1997 - Designer: Raphael Maklouf
  • 1998-2015 - Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
  • 2015 to date - Designer: Jody Clark
The reverse has shown a large variety of important UK milestones or people, and in doing so has made the coin very popular with collectors. Besides the coins intended for circulation, the Royal Mint have issued silver (normal and Piedfort), platinum and gold proof versions of the 50 pence piece.
There are also 29 different variants which were minted in 2011 in celebration of the 2012 Summer Olympics.The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company.

Victoria Cross 50p Value

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.
Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.
There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history. Victoria Cross 50p
The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
50p/pence coin,2006 wounded soldier/VC,2013 ironside,2019 sherlock,2020 brexit.
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