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17 Tips to Complete your Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge

On the 25th August we launched the Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge, starting the race to find every UK definitive 50p coin in circulation in time for the 50th anniversary of the 50p.

To help you with your collection, we’ve put together 17 top tips to hunt down those 50p coins…

Best of luck Change Checkers!

17 Tips to Complete your Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge

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17 Tips to Complete your Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge

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17 Comments

  1. NORMAN CARVER on September 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    HI EVERY ONE I NOW HAVE ALL THE COINS EXCEPT THE 2018 ,DONT THINK THEY HAVE PUT ONE OUT
    DO YOU KNOW IF WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THE 50,S COMPLETION MEDLE OR WILL IT BE SENT OUT .
    I HAVE A SPARE 2017 IF ANYONE IS SHORT



  2. norman carver on September 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    hi i am doing well i only need 3 more coins 2008/2017 and 2018 ,can you please tell me if a coin was out in 2018 as it doesent look like there was



    • Rachel Hooper on September 10, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Norman, congrats on finding so many! Sounds like you’re really close to completing your Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge! Until The Royal Mint reveal the 2018 mintage figures we won’t know for sure, but it does look as though people are struggling to come across this one.



    • Michael guernsey on September 10, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      No 2018 shield 50p minted



    • J HARDING on September 11, 2019 at 8:56 am

      HI,

      THERE ARE TWO 2008 TYPE 50p OLD BRITANNIA (3 MILLION MINTED) & NEW ROYAL SHIELD

      2017 NOT MANY MINTED, HAVE NOT SEEN 2018 YET.

      VISITORS TO ROYAL MINT MIGHT HAVE 2018 IF IT WAS OFFERED AS A PRESS YOUR OWN OFFER



      • Janice on September 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        Is the Paddington bear 2019 Tower of London coming into circulation as have just got 4in my change today



      • Rachel Hooper on September 23, 2019 at 10:26 am

        It is – congratulations on finding one!



    • DUNCAN PASCOE on September 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      I can only find proof 2018 definitives. No circulated coins at all. I would say definitely not.



  3. Jeffrey Burgess on September 10, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Only have 6 to find 09,10,15,16,17&18.



  4. Frederick Gallick. on September 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I now have every 50p except the 2018 and 2019 (I have them in annual sets just not found them in my change) but am still looking. I don’t know if the 2018 or 2019 50p’s are even in circulation in N Ireland, considering I have still to find a single A to Z 10p in my change yet.



    • Martin Carson on September 10, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Frederick,
      I think that there are a lot of coins not circulating in NI, and it doesn’t help when my bank refuses to sell me any more than 5 bags of any denomination at a time; I haven’t seen a Paddington Bear, Newton, Puddleduck and several others in my change in NI at all. And as for the Royal Air Force £2, and some of the World War One commeratives – forget about it. I can’t be as negative about the 10p coins however – I have 3 which were found in NI and a fourth found in Edinburgh.



      • Frederick Gallick. on September 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

        One of my son’s found an A – Z, just I haven’t, I did find a Newton and a Sherlock Holmes though. I have same problem with bank and post office.



    • Michael guernsey on September 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      If u need 2019 datek 50p Coins iv got lots



      • Frederick Gallick. on September 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

        Is there any coin you need and I would happily swop.



    • Brian Rudman on September 11, 2019 at 12:33 am

      2019 coins seem quite common but I am yet to find a 2018 myself.



  5. Craig on September 10, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Good stuff. But please be aware a lot of self serve checkouts don’t give 50p’s out as change, 10p’s either. There’s not a lot of room inside so they give out 20’s and 5’s instead. Most shops would be happy to oblige if you ask for some 50ps, i know i would give them out.