50p Coins From 1969 - Present

The 50 pence coin or 50p has been legal tender in the United Kingdom since 1969. It's a seven sided coin with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The reverse of the fifty pence has changed regularly over the years and nearly every year new commemorative designs are minted.

50p Coins From 1969 To 1994 With Mintage

  • 1969 - Britannia 1st portrait Machin (188,400,000)
  • 1970 - Britannia (19,461,500)
  • 1973 - United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community (89,775,000)
  • 1976 - Britannia (43,746,500)
  • 1977 - Britannia (49,536,000)
  • 1978 - Britannia (72,005,500)
  • 1979 - Britannia (58,680,000)
  • 1980 - Britannia (89,086,000)
  • 1981 - Britannia (74,002,000)
  • 1982 - Britannia (51,312,000)
  • 1983 - Britannia (62,824,904)
  • 1985 - Britannia 2nd portrait Maklouf (682,103)
  • 1992/93 - United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the completion of the Single European Market (109,000)
  • 1994 - 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings (6,705,520)

50p Coins From 1997 To 2011 With Mintage

  • 1997 - Britannia (456,364,100)
  • 1998 - Britannia 3rd portrait Rank-Broadley (64,306,500) 
  • 1998 - 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service (5,001,000)
  • 1998 - United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union, and the 25th Anniversary of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community (5,043,000)
  • 1999 - Britannia (24,905,000)
  • 2000 - Britannia (27,915,500)
  • 2000 - 150th Anniversary of the Public Libraries Act 1850 (11,263,000)
  • 2001 - Britannia (84,998,500)
  • 2002 - Britannia (23,907,500)
  • 2003 - Britannia (23,583,000)
  • 2003 - 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (3,124,030)
  • 2004 - Britannia (35,315,500
  • 2004 - 50th Anniversary of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister (9,032,500)
  • 2005 - Britannia (25,363,500)
  • 2005 - 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (17,649,000)
  • 2006 - Britannia (24,567,000)
  • 2006 - 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 1 (12,087,000)
  • 2006 - 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 2 (10,000,500)
  • 2007 - Britannia (11,200,000)
  • 2007 - Centenary of the Foundation of the Scouting Movement (7,710,750)
  • 2008 - Britannia (3,500,000)
  • 2008 - Royal Shield (22,747,000)
  • 2009 - 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (210,000)
  • 2010 - Celebrating 100 Years of Girlguiding UK (7,410,090)
  • 2011 - Celebrating 50 years of the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (3,400,000)

London 2012 Olympic Sporting Series

  • 2011 - London 2012 Aquatics (2,179,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Archery (3,345,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Athletics (2,224,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Badminton (2,133,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Basketball (1,748,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Boccia (2,166,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Boxing (2,148,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Canoeing (2,166,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Cycling (2,090,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Equestrian (2,142,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Fencing (2,115,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Football (1,125,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Goalball (1,615,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Gymnastics (1,720,813)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Handball (1,676,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Hockey (1,773,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Judo (1,161,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Modern Pentathlon (1,689,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Rowing (1,717,300)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Sailing (1,749,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Shooting (1,656,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Table Tennis (1,737,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Taekwondo (1,664,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Tennis (1,454,000)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Triathlon (1,163,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Volleyball (2,133,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Weightlifting (1,879,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Wheelchair Rugby (1,765,500)
  • 2011 - London 2012 Wrestling (1,129,500)

50p Coins From 2012 To 2021 With Mintage

  • 2012 - Royal Shield (32,300,030)
  • 2013 - Royal Shield (10,301,000)
  • 2013 - Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (5,300,000)
  • 2013 - Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Christopher Ironside (7,000,000)
  • 2014 - Royal Shield (49,001,000)
  • 2014 - 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (6,500,000)
  • 2015 - Royal Shield 4th portrait Rank-Broadley (20,101,000)
  • 2015 - Royal Shield 5th portrait Clark (39,300,000)
  • 2015 - 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain (5,900,000)
  • 2016 - Team GB 2016 Summer Olympics (6,400,000)
  • 2016 - Battle of Hastings (6,700,000)
  • 2016 - 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit (9,700,000)
  • 2016 - 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (8,800,000)
  • 2016 - 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter Portrait (6,900,000)
  • 2016 - 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin (5,000,000)
  • 2016 - 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck (2,100,000)
  • 2017 - Royal Shield (1,800,000)
  • 2017 - 300th Anniversary of Sir Isaac Newton's Gold Standard report (1,801,500)
  • 2017 - Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit (19,900,000)