Royal Shield 50p

Issue dates: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Quantity minted: 175,550,030 (+2018)

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: 50p
Circulated excellent condition: 50p
Uncirculated: £1.00



Front Design:
Bottom section of the Royal Shield of Arms, by Matthew Dent.

Obverse Design(s):
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley. 4th Portrait 2008-2015, 5th Portrait 2015-2018.

More about the Royal Shield 50p

This 50p coin design was part of a winning competition entry by Matthew Dent from Bangor in Wales. Six designs from the 1p through to the 50p coin can be pieced together to form a complete image of the Royal Shield of Arms.

The Royal Shield is the second most common 50p in circulation, only outnumbered by the Britannia which it replaced in 2008.

Mintage by Year:
2008 – 22,747,000
2012 – 32,300,030
2013 – 10,301,000
2014 – 49,001,000
2015 – 4th Portrait – 20,101,000
2015 – 5th Portrait – 39,300,000
2017 – 5th Portrait – 1,800,000
2018 – 5th Portrait – unknown

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Sergio Marugán Jiménez
1 year 10 months ago

What about 2017 mintage??

Geoff Wolfe
1 year 10 months ago

Well spotted Sergio, i’ve added it in.

Tony Robinson
1 year 8 months ago

How can we find out how many 50p Shield coins were produced for Annual Year sets but never went into general circulation, for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016?

Andrew Will
11 months 27 days ago

I have a 2017

10 months 14 days ago

I have the 2019 coin of this what about that one?

Lou K
8 months 25 days ago

I have a 2008 & a 2012

Matthew Sullivan
5 months 7 days ago

Is this coin supposed to have a “50 pence” denomination on it, as I have a 2015 one just there is no denomination. And is the portrait by J.C as that’s what I have on mine?

5 months 6 days ago

I have 2017 one

Richard Jeffrey
4 months 18 days ago

What about 2018 / 2019 mintage

3 months 23 days ago

I have a coin 50 pence 2014 is it worth anything

22 days 18 hours ago

It’s worth 50p

Angela Geohegan
2 months 15 days ago

I have a 2013 one. Anyone know its value

Geoff Wolfe
2 months 15 days ago

Estimated value are shown at the top of the page (next to the big coin image).

Angela Geoghegan
2 months 5 days ago

I have seen the estimate where can I go to get it valued ? I live in lancashire

Malcolm gunn
8 days 19 hours ago

The 2015 50p coin two different portraits issued is the earlier one worth more ?