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

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Description

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.
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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 7 months ago

What about 2017 mintage??

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 7 months ago

Well spotted Sergio, i’ve added it in.

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Tony Robinson
1 year 6 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?

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Andrew Will
9 months 10 days ago

I have a 2017

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Claire
7 months 28 days ago

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

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Lou K
6 months 8 days ago

I have a 2008 & a 2012
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Matthew Sullivan
2 months 21 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?

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Rita
2 months 20 days ago

I have 2017 one

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Richard Jeffrey
2 months 2 days ago

What about 2018 / 2019 mintage

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Rose
1 month 6 days ago

I have a coin 50 pence 2014 is it worth anything