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We are proud to celebrate the royal relationship between His Majesty The King and his mother, Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with this two-coin 50p set. The Mother and Son Two-Coin 50p Set brings together the first 50p coins produced for the respective monarchs. It includes a 50p coin featuring the second definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin RA and a 2022-dated coin that features the first definitive portrait of Charles III, designed by Martin Jennings.  

This two-coin set also celebrates the story of the 50p, featuring the original size that was first introduced into United Kingdom coinage in 1969 for decimalisation in 1971. Both coins feature two iconic designs, comprising the classic Britannia as envisioned by Christopher Ironside, and the 1953 coronation reverse by Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas.

The Story of the 50p Coin

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Specification

1969 Elizabeth II 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 13.50 g
Diameter 30.00mm
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
Quality Circulating
Year 1969

2022 Charles III 50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller & Cecil Thomas
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2022
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