Sir Isaac Newton 50p

£4.00

Issue date: 2017

Quantity minted: 1,801,500

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: £1.00
Circulated excellent condition: £4.00
Uncirculated: £12.00

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Description

Front Design:
By Aaron West. Based on elements of Proposition 11 in Book One of Newton’s Principia Mathematica,

Obverse Design(s):
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Jody Clark.
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More about the Isaac Newton 50p

These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2017 to commemorate the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton, marking the 375th anniversary of his birth. Widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton changed our understanding of mathematics and physics, redefined the way we see the world and shaping the security of our currency in his role as Master of the Mint.

When Sir Isaac Newton came to The Royal Mint, as many as one in ten circulating coins were believed to be forged. A vision of matchless quality led him to root out and prosecute the notorious counterfeiters, improving quality checks and refining the weights and measures to standards never seen before.

In 1699 Newton became Master of the Mint. After overseeing the new coinage for the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 he went on to supervise the process of bringing Scottish coinage into line with English coinage, following the Union of England and Scotland in 1707. Thanks to Newton’s vision Royal Mint coins are unrivalled in their accuracy and purity to this day.

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Geoff
2 years 7 months ago

Mintage figures released at Christmas 2017 show this now to be the second rarest 50p in general circulation with a really low 1.8 million. Only outdone by the infamous Kew Gardens 50p coin. Will there ever be another as low?

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Joe
2 years 3 months ago

I mean that’s current. But you have to remember that Kew isn’t the lowest minted 50p coin from the UK it’s always going to be the EU presidency coin that only had 109,000

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Rachael scott
5 months 29 days ago

I have 1 these got huge collection of 50ps different designs for my daughters

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Geoff Wolfe
5 months 23 days ago

Nice!