All 50p coins issued since 1969

In October 1969 the new 50p coin, joined the 5p and 10p coins in general use in the UK. The decimal copper coins weren't introduced until 1971. Britannia has been on coins from the UK since 1672. But, while this design may have been traditional, the shape of the new 50p coin, an equilateral curve heptagon, was revolutionary. This made it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allowed it to roll in vending machines.

In October 1994 the Government announced a further review of the United Kingdom coinage, after previously reducing the size of the 5p and 10p. This led to a new smaller 50p coin, which was issued on . Since its issue, the 50p has been used on several occasions to celebrate important events, each being commemorated on a new reverse design.

The 50p is legal tender for amounts up to £10.

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50p coins issued between 1969 and 2018

  1. 1969-1982 Britannia 50p coin

    Britannia

    • Year Issued: 1969–1981
    • Designed by: Christopher Ironside
    • Number Minted: 594,917,500
  2. 1982-2008 Britannia 50p coin

    Britannia – revised inscription (Large coin)

    • Year Issued: 1982–1997
    • Designed by: Christopher Ironside
    • Number Minted: 920,745,107
  3. 1982-2008 Britannia 50p coin

    Britannia — revised inscription (Small coin)

    • Year Issued: 1997–2008
    • Designed by: Christopher Ironside
    • Number Minted: 806,925,100
  4. UK's Accession to the European Economic Community (1973)

    United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community

    • Year Issued: 1973
    • Designed by: David Wynne
    • Number Minted: 89,775,000
  5. United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers (1992-93)

    United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the completion of the Single European Market

    • Year Issued: 1992–1993
    • Designed by: Mary Milner Dickens
    • Number Minted: 109,000
  6. 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings (1994)

    50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

    • Year Issued: 1994
    • Designed by: John Mills
    • Number Minted: 6,705,520
  7. 2018-date royal arms 50p coin

    Royal Arms

    • Year Issued: 2008-to date
    • Designed by: Matthew Dent
    • Number Minted: 55,047,030
  8. 25th Anniversary of the UK's Accession to the European Economic

    United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union, and the 25th Anniversary of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community

    • Year Issued: 1998
    • Designed by: John Mills
    • Number Minted: 5,043,000
  9. 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service (1998)

    50th Anniversary of the National Health Service

    • Year Issued: 1998
    • Designed by: David Cornell
    • Number Minted: 5,001,000


  10. 150th Anniversary of the Public Libraries Act (2000)

    150th Anniversary of the Public Libraries Act

    • Year Issued: 2000
    • Designed by: Mary Milner Dickens
    • Number Minted: 11,263,000
  11. 100th Anniversary of the Formation of the Women's Social and political union

    100th Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union

    • Year Issued: 2000
    • Designed by: Mary Milner Dickens
    • Number Minted: 3,124,030
  12. 50th Anniversary of the First Four-Minute Mile by Roger Bannister (2004)

    50th Anniversary of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister

    • Year Issued: 2000
    • Designed by: James Butler
    • Number Minted: 3,124,030
  13. 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

    250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

    • Year Issued: 2005
    • Designed by: Tom Phillips
    • Number Minted: 17,649,000
  14. 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross

    150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross

    • Year Issued: 2006
    • Designed by: Claire Aldridge
    • Number Minted: 12,087,000
  15. 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross

    150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross

    • Year Issued: 2006
    • Designed by: Clive Duncan
    • Number Minted: 10,000,500
  16.  Centenary of the Foundation of the Scouting Movement 2007 50p coin

    Centenary of the Foundation of the Scouting Movement

    • Year Issued: 2007
    • Designed by: Kerry Jones
    • Number Minted: 7,710,750
  17. 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Garden 2009.

    250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Garden (Kew Gardens)

    • Year Issued: 2009
    • Designed by: Christopher Le Brun
    • Number Minted: 210,000
  18. Celebrating 100 Years of Girlguiding UK

    • Year Issued: 2010
    • Designed by: Jonathan Evans and Donna Hainan
    • Number Minted: 7,410,090
  19. Celebrating 50 years of the WWF

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Matthew Dent
    • Number Minted: 3,400,000
  20. 2011 Olympic Coins

  21. 2011 Aquatics Olympic 2011

    Aquatics

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Jonathan Olliffe
    • Number Minted: 2,179,000
  22. Archery 2011 olympic 50p coin

    Archery

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Piotr Powaga
    • Number Minted: 3,345,500
  23. Athletics olympic 50p coin.

    Athletics

    • Year Issued: 2009
    • Designed by: Florence Jackson
    • Number Minted: 2,224,000
  24. Olympic badminton 50p

    Badminton

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Emma Kelly
    • Number Minted: 2,133,500


  25. Olympic 50p Basketball

    Basketball

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Sarah Payne
    • Number Minted: 1,748,000
  26. Olympic 50p Boccia

    Boccia

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Justin Chung
    • Number Minted: 2,166,000
  27. London Olympic boxing 50p 2011.

    Boxing

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Shane Abery
    • Number Minted: 2,148,500
  28. Olympic 50p Canoeing.

    Canoeing

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Timothy Lees
    • Number Minted: 2,166,500
  29. cycling olympic 50p 2011

    Cycling

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Theo Crutchley-Mack
    • Number Minted: 2,090,500
  30. Olympic 50p Equestrian

    Equestrian

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Thomas Babbage
    • Number Minted: 2,142,500
  31. Olympic 50p Fencing

    Fencing

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Ruth Summerfield
    • Number Minted: 2,115,500
  32. offside explained rule 50p

    Offside Rule Explained

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Neil Wolfson
    • Number Minted: 1,125,500
  33. Olympic 50p Goalball

    Goalball

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Jonathan Wren
    • Number Minted: 1,615,500
  34. Olympic 50p Gymnastics

    Gymnastics

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Jonathan Olliffe
    • Number Minted: 1,720,813
  35. Olympic 50p Handball

    Handball

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Natasha Ratcliffe
    • Number Minted: 1,676,500
  36. Hockey olympic 50p

    Hockey

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Robert Evans
    • Number Minted: 1,773,500
  37. Olympic 50p Judo

    Judo

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: David Cornell
    • Number Minted: 1,161,500
  38. Olympic 50p Pentathlon

    Modern Pentathlon

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Daniel Brittain
    • Number Minted: 1,689,500
  39. Olympic 50p Rowing

    Rowing

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Davey Podmore
    • Number Minted: 1,717,300
  40. Olympic 50p Sailing

    Sailing

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Bruce Rushin
    • Number Minted: 1,749,500
  41. Olympic 50p Shooting

    Shooting

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Pravin Dewdhory
    • Number Minted: 1,656,500


  42. Olympic 50p Table Tennis

    Table Tennis

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Alan Linsdell
    • Number Minted: 1,737,500
  43. Taekwondo 50p coin

    Taekwondo

    • Year Issued: 2013
    • Designed by: David Gibbons
    • Number Minted: 1,664,000
  44. TENNIS 2011 50P

    Tennis

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Tracy Baines
    • Number Minted: 1,454,000
  45. Olympic 50p Triathlon

    Triathlon

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Sarah Harvey
    • Number Minted: 1,163,500
  46. Olympic 50p Volleyball

    Handball

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Daniela Boothman
    • Number Minted: 2,133,500
  47. Olympic 50p Weightlifting

    Weightlifting

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Rob Shakespeare
    • Number Minted: 1,879,500
  48. wheelchair rugby 50p coin

    Wheelchair Rugby

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Natasha Ratcliffe
    • Number Minted: 1,765,500
  49. Olympic 50p Wrestling

    Wrestling

    • Year Issued: 2011
    • Designed by: Roderick Enriquez
    • Number Minted: 1,129,500
  50. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Christopher Ironside

    • Year Issued: 2013
    • Designed by: Christopher Ironside
    • Number Minted: 7,000,000
  51. The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten

    • Year Issued: 2013
    • Designed by: Tom Phillips CBE RA
    • Number Minted: 5,300,000
  52. 2014 Commonwealth Games-50p

    The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

    • Year Issued: 2014
    • Designed by: Alex Loudon with Dan Flashma
    • Number Minted: 6,500,000
  53. 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 50p coin

    75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

    • Year Issued: 2015
    • Designed by: Gary Breeze
    • Number Minted: 5,900,000
  54. team gb 2016 50p coin

    Team GB

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Tim Sharp
    • Number Minted: 6,400,000
  55. battle of hastings 50p coin

    Battle of Hastings

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: John Bergdhal
    • Number Minted: 6,700,000
  56. beatrix potter 2016

    Beatrix Potter Anniversary

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 6,900,000
  57. Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 9,600,000
  58. Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck 2016 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 2,100,000
  59.  Beatrix Potter Tiggy-Winkle 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Tiggy-Winkle

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 8,800,000
  60. Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin

    • Year Issued: 2016
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 5,000,000
  61. Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 2017 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit

    • Year Issued: 2017
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 19,900,000
  62. Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten 2017 50p coin.

    Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten

    • Year Issued: 2017
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 9,500,000
  63. Beatrix Potter Jeremy Fisher 2017 50p coin.

    Beatrix Potter Jeremy Fisher

    • Year Issued: 2017
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 9,900,000
  64. Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny 2017 50p coin

    Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny

    • Year Issued: 2017
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: 25,000,000
  65. Sir Isaac Newton 2017 50p coin

    Sir Isaac Newton

    • Year Issued: 2017
    • Designed by: Aaron West
    • Number Minted: 1,801,500
  66. Representation of the People Act 2018 United Kingdom 50p

    Representation of the People Act

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: Stephen Taylor
    • Number Minted: TBC
  67. Paddington™ at the Station 2018 UK 50p

    Paddington at the station

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: David Knapton
    • Number Minted: TBC
  68. paddington at buckingham palace 2018 50p coin

    Paddington at Buckingham Palace

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: David Knapton
    • Number Minted: TBC
  69. 2018 FLOPSY BUNNY 50P FIFTY PENCE

    Flopsy Bunny

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: TBC
  70. The 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p Coin

    Peter Rabbit

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: TBC
  71. The 2018 Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coin

    Tailor of Gloucester

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: TBC
  72. The 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse 50p Coin

    Mrs. Tittlemouse

    • Year Issued: 2018
    • Designed by: Emma Noble
    • Number Minted: TBC



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