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In celebration of the 50p coin, The Royal Mint has collated this historic Queen Elizabeth II 50p Effigies Set which features the four definitive coinage portraits of Her Majesty struck on this denomination. Each coin is presented as a complete set in a high-quality blister pack to protect them from fingerprints.

With obverse portraits by Arnold Machin RA, Raphael Maklouf, Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and Jody Clark, this set includes examples of the larger-sized 50p coins, introduced in 1969, as well as the smaller-sized coins that entered circulation in 1997.

Arnold Machin’s effigy of Her Majesty was issued on British coinage between 1968 and 1984; Raphael Maklouf’s was issued between 1985 and 1997; Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait was issued between 1998 and 2015 and Jody Clark’s final effigy was issued between 2015 and 2022.

The reverse designs could vary on the three coins dated:  1969-84, 1985-97, 1998-2015.

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Specification

2022 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Matt Dent
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2022

1969-1984 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 13.500g
Diameter 30.00mm
Reverse Designer Various
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Arnold Machin RA
Quality Circulating
Year 1969-1984
Condition Minimum of Fine

1985-1997 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 13.500g
Diameter 30.00mm
Reverse Designer Various
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Raphael Maklouf
Quality Circulating
Year 1985-1997
Condition Minimum of Fine

1998-2015 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 13.500g
Diameter 30.00mm
Reverse Designer Various
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Circulating
Year 1998-2015
Condition Minimum of Fine
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