Rare 50 Pence Coins

The 50p coins currently in circulation are dated from 1997 on, when the new smaller and lighter coin was produced. There were 4 designs released prior to 1997 which are no longer in circulation. There have beed a number of special issue sets of 50 pence coins in recent years including the 29 Olympic 50p coins created for London 2012 and the 5 Beatrix Potter 50p coins that make up the set marking the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potters birth.

2009 Kew Gardens
Comparative Rarity Score: 100
The 2009 Kew Gardens design is very rare, around 1 in 15007 50 pence coins have this design. 210,000 coins dated 2009 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £51.76 to £62.28
2011 WWF
Comparative Rarity Score: 6
The 2011 WWF design is very uncommon, around 1 in 909 50 pence coins have this design. 3,400,000 coins dated 2011 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.71 to £2.01
2003 Womens Social and Political Union
Comparative Rarity Score: 5
The 2003 Womens Social and Political Union design is very uncommon, around 1 in 772 50 pence coins have this design. 3,124,030 coins dated 2003 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £2.09 to £2.40
1998 NHS
Comparative Rarity Score: 4
The 1998 NHS design is very uncommon, around 1 in 567 50 pence coins have this design. 5,001,000 coins dated 1998 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.25 to £1.35
1998 European Union
Comparative Rarity Score: 4
The 1998 European Union design is very uncommon, around 1 in 562 50 pence coins have this design. 5,043,000 coins dated 1998 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.23 to £1.63
2013 Benjamin Britten
Comparative Rarity Score: 3
The 2013 Benjamin Britten design is uncommon, around 1 in 428 50 pence coins have this design. 5,300,000 coins dated 2013 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.06
Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck
Comparative Rarity Score: 3
The Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck design is uncommon, around 1 in 393 50 pence coins have this design. 2,100,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £4.61 to £4.99
2014 Commonwealth Games
Comparative Rarity Score: 2
The 2014 Commonwealth Games design is not easy to find, around 1 in 235 50 pence coins have this design. 6,500,000 coins dated 2014 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.00
2010 Girlguiding
Comparative Rarity Score: 2
The 2010 Girlguiding design is not easy to find, around 1 in 230 50 pence coins have this design. 7,410,090 coins dated 2010 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value £0.99
2000 Public Libraries
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2000 Public Libraries design is quite available, around 1 in 179 50 pence coins have this design. 11,263,000 coins dated 2000 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.00
Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin design is quite available, around 1 in 165 50 pence coins have this design. 5,000,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.50 to £1.82
2004 Roger Bannister
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2004 Roger Bannister design is quite available, around 1 in 159 50 pence coins have this design. 9,032,500 coins dated 2004 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.00
2007 Scouting
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2007 Scouting design is quite available, around 1 in 155 50 pence coins have this design. 7,710,750 coins dated 2007 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.00 to £1.10
2015 Battle of Britain
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2015 Battle of Britain design is quite available, around 1 in 148 50 pence coins have this design. 5,900,000 coins dated 2015 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.06 to £1.47
2013 Christopher Ironside
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2013 Christopher Ironside design is quite available, around 1 in 147 50 pence coins have this design. 7,000,000 coins dated 2013 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value £1.00
2006 Soldier
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2006 Soldier design is quite available, around 1 in 143 50 pence coins have this design. 10,000,500 coins dated 2006 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.00 to £1.05
Battle of Hastings
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Battle of Hastings design is quite available, around 1 in 112 50 pence coins have this design. 6,700,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.03
Team GB
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Team GB design is quite available, around 1 in 108 50 pence coins have this design. 6,400,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.06
Beatrix Potter Anniversary
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Beatrix Potter Anniversary design is quite available, around 1 in 107 50 pence coins have this design. 6,900,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.32 to £1.55
2006 Victoria Cross
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The 2006 Victoria Cross design is quite available, around 1 in 105 50 pence coins have this design. 12,087,000 coins dated 2006 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £0.99 to £1.00
Beatrix Potter Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Beatrix Potter Mrs Tiggy-Winkle design is quite available, around 1 in 90 50 pence coins have this design. 8,800,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £1.27 to £1.56
Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit
Comparative Rarity Score: 1
The Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit design is quite available, around 1 in 86 50 pence coins have this design. 9,600,000 coins dated 2016 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value Range £2.01 to £2.46
2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary
Comparative Rarity Score: 0
The 2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary design is quite available, around 1 in 53 50 pence coins have this design. 17,649,000 coins dated 2005 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 pence | Collector Value £0.99
Shield of the Royal Arms
Comparative Rarity Score: 0
The Shield of the Royal Arms design is very common, around 1 in 5 50 pence coins have this design. 134,450,030 coins dated 2008 - 2015 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 Pence
Britannia - revised inscription
Comparative Rarity Score: 0
The Britannia - revised inscription design is very common, around 1 in 2 50 pence coins have this design. 869,433,107 coins dated 1982 - 2008 entered circulation.
Face Value 50 Pence

Comparative Rarity Score is a measure of coins availability in comparison to other 50p coin designs. High scores in themselves do not mean there is a small number of a coin in existence, just that the coins do not come up in general circulation very often.

The number of coins that enter circulation is shown where available. In order to generate rarity scores / listing positions, we make some assumptions in relation to coins in existance, but no longer in general circulation. This is based on the number of years the coin has been in circulation and on a sample of 5000 50p coins.

The term rare as used on this webpage refers to a coins availibility in active circulation (coins not held in a private collection), not in terms of the number of coins that exist.

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