Johnson’s Dictionary 50p


Issue date: 2005

Quantity minted: 17,649,000

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 50p
Circulated excellent condition: £1.75
Uncirculated: £8.00



Front Design:
Showing parts of the dictionary definitions for the words ‘Fifty’ and ‘Pence’. Designed by Tom Phillips.

Obverse Design:
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.

More about the Johnson’s Dictionary 50p

These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2005 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s famous dictionary.

First published in 1755, the dictionary contained 40,000 words and took eight years to compile.

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Stephen moore
1 month 6 days ago

Hi I have 6 of these in good condition how much are they

Geoff Wolfe
1 month 6 days ago

Do you mean “how much are they worth”? If so, the estimated values are shown at the top of the page (next to the big coin image). How much yours is worth will depend on condition, and finding the right buyer of course.

1 month 23 hours ago

Mine are average condition

Geoff Wolfe
1 month 22 hours ago

It’s really not worth selling them in average condition, you wouldn’t get much more than face value. Keep them for your own collection :o)

Daniel Thomas Mcnulty
25 days 2 hours ago

I’ve one, it’s in absolute mint condition. Are they seriously worth money

Geoff Wolfe
25 days 1 hour ago

Estimated values are shown at the top of the page (next to the big coin image). Be careful describing a coin as “mint condition”. This obviously means a bit more than just really good when it comes to coins.