Battle of Hastings 50p


Issue date: 2016

Quantity minted: 6,700,000

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 50p
Circulated excellent condition: £2.00
Uncirculated: £8.00



Front Design:
King Harold with arrow in eye at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, by John Bergdahl.

Obverse Design:
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Jody Clark.

More about the Battle of Britain 50p

These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2016 to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and depicting the fate of King Harold at the hands of William The Conqueror, along with the famous date of 1066 when the battle took place.

The Battle of Hastings was fought on the 14th October 1066 between the French army led by Duke William II and the English army led by King Harold. King Harold II was defeated by William the Conqueror which led to the collapse of the English army. William was crowned as the first Norman King, a crucial moment in medieval history. The battle was such a significant event that it completely changed the course of history.


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Jeanette Cooper
3 years 10 days ago

How much will you take for this coin?

Geoff Wolfe
3 years 10 days ago

We are not looking to buy this coin. What yours is worth will very much depend on the condition, Is it circulated (from change) or uncirculated (never been touched)? Approx values are shown at the top of the page.

8 months 22 days ago

Were they all printed without the date around the queens head?

8 months 16 days ago

I have this coin mint condition.

Geoff Wolfe
8 months 14 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?

7 months 24 days ago

One of these coins sold for 63,000 on eBay

Geoff Wolfe
7 months 24 days ago

There’s obviously some idiots out there… I’ve seen them for sale at such silly prices but never thought anyone would be stupid enough to actually buy one.

Anthony Tasker
7 months 22 days ago

These coins are on ebay selling at a few pounds upto 100s even 1000s.
Why is this?
Do certain coins have an arrow missing or something else i’m missing?

Geoff Wolfe
7 months 21 days ago

As far as i’m aware there was never a Battle of Hastings error coin. They are worth a couple of quid max in excellent condition, or about £8 uncirculated. The inflated prices you see on ebay are chancers hoping some mug will come along and pay the silly high prices.

6 months 21 days ago

Anyone want to make me an offer it’s in excellent condition