Battle of Britain 50p

£2.00

Issue date: 2015

Quantity minted: 5,900,000

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 50p
Circulated excellent condition: £2.00
Uncirculated: £4.00 to £8.00 depending on version

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Description

Front Design:
Three airmen scrambling towards their planes, by Gary Breeze.

Obverse Design(s):
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by either Ian Rank-Broadley or Jody Clark.
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More about the Battle of Britain 50p

These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2015 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. They quickly earnt recognition in the coin collecting world as there were three different versions of this coin released. The differences are on the Queen side (obverse) of the coin as below:

  1. Features the older Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and has no denomination stated on the coin.
  2. Features the newer portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark and also has no denomination stated on the coin.
  3. Features the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by by Jody Clark  and has the “Fifty Pence” denomination stated on the coin.

Error Coin or Intentional?

Quickly dubbed an error coin by collectors, the versions struck without the denomination were only originally sold in presentation packs. In the early days after release these undenominated coins were selling for close to £100 each.

The Royal Mint confirmed that the 50p intended for circulation later on in 2015 would have the 50 PENCE denomination.

Not only does this Battle of Britain 50p fail to feature a denomination on the Uncirculated version, but each obverse is different – a first for a UK commemorative coin.

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paul
1 year 4 days ago

i have a coin battle of britain with jc an the 50 pence on it what’s it worth

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 4 days ago

Depends on the condition. Has it been circulated? Estimated values are shown above.

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Anthony Mcpartlin
11 months 7 days ago

I love this coin

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Geoff Wolfe
11 months 7 days ago

Yes it’s one of the best designs.

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Januja Mohan
5 months 2 days ago

i have this coin, it’s been circulated, how much is it worth?

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Geoff Wolfe
5 months 2 days ago

Estimated values are shown above (next to the big coin image)

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James Dellar
4 months 26 days ago

I have a battle of Britain coin that is different to the one above. My one is considerably thicker than a usual 50p and was minted in 1994

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Geoff Wolfe
4 months 17 days ago

That’s an old style 50p, no longer found in circulation. They are worth about £11 retail so you’d probably get £7 or so for it privately.

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Liam.
4 months 19 days ago

I have this coin.Mint condition.

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Geoff Wolfe
4 months 17 days ago

Be careful using the term “mint” – that obviously means something in the world of coins. Mint condition would mean you got it direct from the Royal Mint, which I guess is not the case?

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Gregg
2 months 15 days ago

I have the Ian Rank-Broadley error 50p coin without 50 pence on it in my collection what is the value for this coin.

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Gregg
2 months 13 days ago

I have the ian rank-broadley battle of britain 50p in my collection what is the value of this coin, I have seen the Royal Mint class it as an error coin
All the best Gregg

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Natalie
1 month 1 day ago

where is the best place to sell rare 50p pieces?