Fifty Pence Pieces


Since decimalisation there have been a large number of different types of 50 pence pieces issued by the UK or dependencies. Strictly speaking coins of dependencies such as the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey and St Helena or the Falklands are not legal tender in the UK but in practice they are usually accepted as payment along with other denominations from those countries. Extracting some of these oddities from change is not very common but it's not that unusual either. Nearly all of these coins I have just pulled from circulation but some of the Olympic themed ones I have had to obtain by trading just to complete the set and a couple of those from Gibraltar I got given as gifts.

Overall this collection was put together for face value plus a couple of gifts.

I hope this is useful and informative.
United Kingdom



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1973 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II D.G. REG. F.D. ELIZABETH II

1973 50 PENCE
1973 50 pence
EU Trade Agreement

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. David Wynne

mintage - 89,775,000
KM918
1982 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II D.G. REG. F.D. 1982 ELIZABETH II

FIFTY PENCE 50
1982 50 pence
Britannia

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. Christopher Ironside

mintage - 51,312,000
KM932
1994 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 1994

50 PENCE
1994 50 pence
50th Anniversary of the
D-Day Landings

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. John Mills

mintage - 6,705,520
KM966
1997 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 1997

50 PENCE
1997 50 pence
Britannia

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. Christopher Ironside

mintage - 456,364,100
KM940.2
1998 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 1998

NHS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
50 PENCE
1998 50 pence
50th Anniversary of the National Health Service

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. David Cornell

mintage - 5,001,000
KM996
2000 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2000

1850-2000 50 PENCE
2000 50 pence
150th Anniversary of the
Public Libraries Act 1850

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Mary Milner Dickens

mintage - 11,263,000
KM1004
2007 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2007

50 PENCE
BE PREPARED 2007
2007 50 pence
Centenary of the Foundation
of the Scouting Movement

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Kerry Jones

mintage - 7,710,750
KM1073
2003 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2003

FIFTY PENCE
2003 50 pence
100th Anniversary of the formation of the
Women's Social and Political Union

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Mary Milner Dickens

mintage - 3,124,030
KM1036
2004 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2004

FIFTY PENCE
2004 50 pence
50th Anniversary of the first
four-minute mile by Roger Bannister

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. James Butler

mintage - 9,032,500
KM1047
2005 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2005

FIFTY PENCE
2005 50 pence
250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's
Dictionary of the English Language

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Tom Phillips

mintage - 17,649,000
KM1050
2006 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2006

FIFTY PENCE
VC
2006 50 pence
150th Anniversary of the institution
of the Victoria Cross

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Claire Aldridge

mintage - 12,087,000
KM1057
2006 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2006

FIFTY PENCE
2006 50 pence
150th Anniversary of the institution
of the Victoria Cross

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Clive Duncan

mintage - 10,000,500
KM1058
2009 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D.
FIFTY PENCE

1759-2009
2007 50 pence
250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens
Chinese pagoda with vines

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Christopher Le Brun

mintage - circa 500,000
KM1119
2010 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2010

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF
GIRLGUIDING
50 PENCE
2010 50 pence
Celebrating 100 Years of Girlguiding UK

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Jonathan Evans and Donna Hainan

mintage
KM1165
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011
FIFTY PENCE

2011
2011 50 pence
World Wildlife fund

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Matthew Dent

mintage: 3,400,000
KM1196
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Equestrian

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Thomas Babbage

mintage:2,142,500
KM1176
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Fencing

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Ruth Summerfield

mintage:2,115,500
KM1191
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Modern Pentathelon

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Daniel Brittain

mintage:1,689,500
KM1177
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Goalball

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Jonathan Wren

mintage:1,615,500
KM1183
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Archery

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Piotr Powaga

mintage: 3,345,500
KM1167
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Badminton

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Emma Kelly

mintage:2,133,500
KM1174
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Basketball

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Sarah Payne

mintage: 1,748,000
KM1190
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Boxing

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.Shane Abery

mintage:2,148,500
KM1175
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Boccia

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Justin Chung

mintage:2,166,000
KM1189
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Canoeing

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Timothy Lees

mintage:2,166,500
KM1168
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Cycling

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Theo Crutchley-Mack

mintage:2,090,500
KM1169
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Football

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Neil Wolfson

mintage: 1,125,500
KM1193
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Gymnastics

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Jonathan Olliffe

mintage:1,720,813
KM1170
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Handball

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Natasha Ratcliffe

mintage:1,676,500
KM1192
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Athletics

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Florence Jackson

mintage: 2,224,000
KM1150
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Hockey

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Robert Evans

mintage:1,773,500
KM1171
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Judo

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. David Cornell

mintage:1,161,500
KM1184
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Rowing

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Davey Podmore

mintage:1,717,300
KM1172
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Sailing

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Bruce Rushin

mintage:1,749,500
KM1195
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Shooting

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Pravin Dewdhory

mintage:1,656,500
KM1179
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Aquatics

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Jonathan Olliffe

mintage: 2,179,000
KM1166
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Table tennis

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Alan Linsdell

mintage:1,737,500
KM1180
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Taekwondo

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. David Gibbons

mintage:1,664,000
KM1185
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Tennis

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Tracy Baines

mintage:1,454,000
KM1194
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Triathlon

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Sarah Harvey

mintage:1,163,500
KM1173
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Volleyball

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Daniela Boothman

mintage:2,122,500
KM1181
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Weightlifting

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Rob Shakespeare

mintage: 1,879,500
KM1187
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Wheelchair rugby

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Natasha Ratcliffe

mintage: 1,765,500
KM1187
2011 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2011


2012
50 PENCE
2011 50 pence
2012 Olympics - Wrestling

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Roderick Enriquez

mintage: 1,129,500
KM1188
2013 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 2013

FIFTY PENCE
2013 50 pence
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary
of the birth of Christopher Ironside

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Christopher Ironside
KM1246
2013 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. FIFTY PENCE 2013

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
2013 50 pence
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
the birth of Benjamin Britten

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Tom Phillips
KM1253
2014 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D.
FIFTY PENCE

COMMONWEALTH GAMES GLASGOW 2014
2013 50 pence
Celebrating the Glasgow
Commonwealth Games

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Alex Loudon, Dan Flashman
KM
2015 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II DEI.GRA. REG. FID.DEF. 2015

FIFTY PENCE
2013 50 pence
C

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Matthew Dent

KM
2015 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II DEI.GRA. REG. FID.DEF. 2015 FIFTY PENCE

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940
2015 50 pence
75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev. Gary Breeze
KM
2016 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D. 50 PENCE 2016

PETER RABBIT
2016 50 pence
Peter Rabbit

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.
KM


Guernsey



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1970 Elizabeth II Guernsey
Elizabeth II BALLIVIEINSVLEDEGERNERE

50 NEW PENCE
1970
2007 50 pence
Cap of the Duke of Normandy

Ob.
Rev. Anthony Wagner

mintage: 200,000
KM25
1981 Elizabeth II Guernsey
Elizabeth II BALLIVIEINSVLEDEGERNERE

50 FIFTY PENCE
1981
2007 50 pence
Cap of the Duke of Normandy

Ob.
Rev. Anthony Wagner

mintage: 200,000
KM34
1997 Elizabeth II Guernsey
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II BALIWICK OF GURNSEY


FIFTY PENCE 1997
50
1997 50 pence
Freesia flowers

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. Robert Elderton

mintage: 1,000,000
KM45.2


Gibralta



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1988 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1988

50 PENCE
2007 50 pence
Candytuft flowers

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. Alfred Ryman

mintage: 30,000
KM17
1997 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1997

50 PENCE
1997 50 pence
Dolphins

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. Leslie Lindsay
KM39.1
2008 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 2008

FIFTY PENCE
CAPTURE OF GIBRALTAR 1704
50
2007 50 pence
Capture of Gibralta

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.
KM1089
2008 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 2008

FIFTY PENCE
OUR LADY OF EUROPE
50
2008 50 pence
Our Lady of Europe

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev. Alfred Ryman
KM1090
2014 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 2008


CHRISTMAS
50
2014 50 pence
Christmas

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.
KM
2015 Elizabeth II Gibraltar
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 2008


CHRISTMAS
50
2015 50 pence
Christmas

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.
KM


Jersey



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1987 Elizabeth II Jersey
Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND 1987

BAILWICK OF JERSEY FIFTY PENCE
2007 50 pence
Grosnez Castle

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. Robert Lowe

mintage: 150,000
KM58.1


Isle of Man



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1975 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH THE SECOND

ISLE OF MAN
FIFTY NEW PENCE
2007 50 pence
Viking Ship

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. Christopher Ironside

mintage: 227,000
KM24
1976 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH THE SECOND

ISLE OF MAN
FIFTY PENCE
2007 50 pence
Viking ship

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. Barry Stanton

mintage: 250,000
KM39
1979 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ELIZABETH THE SECOND

ISLE OF MAN
FIFTY PENCE
DAY OF TYNWALD JULY 3RD
2007 50 pence
H.M Q.E-II ROYAL VISIT
I.O.M. JULY 1979

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev.
KM51.1
1980 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II

50
2007 50 pence
Viking ship

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. Leslie Lindsay

mintage: 10,000
KM70.1
1984 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II

50
2007 50 pence
Viking ship

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev.
KM125
1986 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II

CHRISTMAS
50
2007 50 pence
Christmas 1986

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.

mintage:
KM172
1989 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1989

ellan vannin
50
2007 50 pence
Computers

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.

mintage:
KM212
1990 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1990

CHRISTMAS
50
2007 50 pence
Christmas 1990

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.

mintage:
KM282
1997 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1997

50
2007 50 pence
TT Isle of Man

Ob. Raphael Maklouf
Rev.

mintage:
KM806
2000 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 2000


CHRISTIANITY IN MANN
50
2000 50 pence
Christian Cross

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.

mintage:
KM1041
2011 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 2011

MILNENS
TOWER
2007 50 pence
Milnens Tower

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.

mintage:
KM
2007 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 2007

TT
100 YEARS
2007 50 pence
Dave Molyneux Sidecar

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.

mintage:
KM
2014 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 2007

CHRISTMAS
2007 50 pence
Christmas

Ob. Ian Rank-Broadley
Rev.

mintage:
KM


Falkland Islands



Year Ruler Territory Ruler Legend Coin image Commerating Reference
1998 Elizabeth II Isle of Man
Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND


FALKLAND ISLANDS 1998
50
2007 50 pence
Warrah

Ob. Arnold Machin
Rev. William Gardner
KM24



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