50 Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait; Decimalisation Anniversary

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Decimalisation Anniversary) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Decimalisation Anniversary) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2021


Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.69 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th anniversary of Decimal Day


Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.


Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.


Central legend, surrounded by pre-decimal coinage, Britannia's head and a wren.


Engraver: Dominique Evans




Issued as part of the Annual Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated sets for 2021, the coin features the Arnold Machin second obverse portrait, which appeared on the new decimal coinage in 1968, and the individual issue features the Jody Clark fifth portrait. This coin was also struck in silver proof, silver piedfort and gold proof. Proof issue limit: 9,500.

© The Royal Mint, 2021

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2021  10.94 98% BU
2021  9% Proof

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