Victoria Cross Award 50p


Issue date: 2006

Quantity minted: 12,087,000

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



Front Design:
Showing both sides of a Victoria Cross medal, with the date 29 JAN 1856 in the centre of the back of the Cross, the letters VC to the right and the value FIFTY PENCE below. Designed by Claire Aldridge.

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

More about the Victoria Cross Award 50p

These special edition 50p coins were issued in 2006 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross.

The VC medal s is the highest award for gallantry that a British and Commonwealth serviceman can achieve. A recommendation for the Victoria Cross is normally issued by an officer at regimental level or equivalent and has to be supported by three witnesses. 634 VC’s were awarded in World War One and 182 in World War Two.

The original idea for the Victoria Cross was proposed by the Duke of Newcastle in 1854, and the Royal Warrant for the creation of the medal was signed by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on 29 January 1856. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross, The Royal Mint struck two fifty pence coins.

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Beryl Lowes
1 year 6 days ago

How do I know if this coin is uncirculated please.

Geoff Wolfe
1 year 6 days ago

Uncirculated means it has never been in circulation as a coin. Ie. as it came from the mint, never spent, never in a pocket, purse, cash till, fruit machine etc etc.

Clive Treliving
2 months 14 days ago

The values seem to vary considerably for VC fifty piece coins dates 2006. how do i know if its rare and its probable value.

Geoff Wolfe
2 months 14 days ago

Estimated values are shown at the top of the page (next to the big coin image). What yours is worth will very much depend on the condition and of course finding the right buyer.

1 month 27 days ago

I have a red one does this mean anything and I’m trying different sites to find the value of it