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50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition 300

  • A minting first – a 50p featuring a privy mark referencing the science behind its shape
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of just 300 coins
  • A great way to continue your 50 years of the 50p collection
  • The perfect addition to the 50 years of the 50p celebration sets
  • Features Christopher Ironside’s iconic Britannia design inscribed with ‘NEW PENCE’ like the original coin
Price: £980.00
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  • Product code: UK1950GP
  • Limited Edition Presentation: 300

The science behind the shape of the 50p celebrated on a special anniversary coin


Replacing the ten-shilling note with a coin posed a unique set of challenges. The new coin would be the largest denomination in circulation, so it needed to stand out in a handful of change without being too heavy and bulky.
Calling upon the services of Bristol Siddeley Engines design office, which usually worked on aircraft such as Concorde, Hugh Conway and his team of engineers perfected their radical design – a seven-sided coin, easily distinguishable by touch and sight, that would still roll smoothly in vending machines.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the nation’s best-loved coins, this gold Proof commemorative 50p pays tribute to the precision engineering behind its revolutionary shape.

50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 310
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
Shape 7 Lobed
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

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