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50 Years of the 50p Celebrated in Fine Silver

Decimalisation meant new coins and the most radical of all was the 50p. A world first, its seven-sided design allowed it to roll smoothly in vending machines. An everyday staple, over the years signature designs have made it highly collectable – 50p coins celebrate every aspect of British culture from sporting achievements to children’s literature.

As the coin marks its 50th birthday, The Royal Mint is delighted to present a set of extra special coins, a carefully curated selection of design classics from the last 50 years of production. Christopher Ironside’s seated Britannia is presented alongside coins commemorating the first sub-four-minute mile, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Guides and one of Britain’s most sought-after coins – the Kew Gardens 50p. Each coin is year-dated 2019, struck in fine silver and finished to Proof standard – fitting tributes to an iconic coin and the popularity of these standout designs.

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The 50th Anniversary of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Collection British Culture - 50 New Pence

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 1969
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver

The 50th Anniversary of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Collection British Culture - Kew Gardens

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Christopher Le Brun
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver

The 50th Anniversary of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Collection British Culture - Scouting

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Kerry Davies
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver

The 50th Anniversary of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Collection British Culture - Girl Guiding

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Jonathan Evans & Donna Hainan
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver

The 50th Anniversary of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Collection British Culture - Roger Bannister

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer James Butler
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver
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