The Insulin 50p – What we know so far…

Did you know that an Insulin 50p is set to be issued this year?

The Royal Proclamation from the 23rd July 2021 confirmed that a 50p will be issued in 2021 featuring a design dedicated to the hormone, Insulin.

Whilst the design remains top secret, the Royal Proclamation reveals the coin’s reverse design will feature a depiction of insulin molecules and the chemical formula for insulin.

Insulin was first discovered in 1921 by Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best, and JJR Macleod at the University of Toronto.

Before this, very few people with type 1 diabetes lived more than a year or two, and it remains the only effective treatment for people with the condition to this day.

In the 100th anniversary year of its discovery, could this new 50p become the very latest issue in The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science series? It hasn’t been confirmed but we certainly think it would make a great addition!

This series has brought us the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p and the 2020 Rosalind Franklin 50p – both of which have proved incredibly popular with collectors!

We’re so excited for the design of this brand new coin to be revealed – it’s sure to make a huge breakthrough into the coin collecting world!

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12 Comments

  1. Les Kent on September 1, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Alex
    It will be very nice to add another 50p to my collection plus another 3 Winnie the Pooh on the way this year,
    so I believe, what next.



  2. Peter Foster on August 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Will the 2021 insulin 50 pence be released into general circulation?



    • Alexandra Siddons on August 23, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Peter,

      At the moment, there has been no confirmation from the Treasury or The Royal Mint. As soon as we receive any further updates on this coin, we’ll update Change Checkers. We’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed!

      Best,
      Alex



  3. Edward on August 22, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Exciting news, I can’t wait to see the new design when it’s unveiled. Do you know if it’s going to be circulation or just BU?



    • Alexandra Siddons on August 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Edward,

      We’re so excited to see the design! The Innovation in Science coins have incredible designs, so if it does join the series it’ll certainly be exciting for collectors!

      At the moment, there has been no confirmation from the Treasury or The Royal Mint. As soon as we receive any further updates on this coin, we’ll update Change Checkers. We’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed!

      Best,
      Alex



  4. Peter Hunt on August 21, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Please let me know when this coin is released thank you



    • Alexandra Siddons on August 23, 2021 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Peter,

      We’ll let Change Checker’s know as soon as this coin is issued and how to get your hands on it.

      Best,
      Alex



      • Rozmin Osman on September 9, 2021 at 11:18 am

        Hi , I am new to the coin collecting world ,
        It’s exciting and sometimes frustrating , as u can’t get the coin , u need, some of the swappers take a long time to decide wether they want to swap or not ?? But over role it’s something that keeps me busy and focused on the next coin I will get ❤️
        I have reciently started to collect £5 coins and notice a lot of them you can’t buy from change checker website . What is the solution for that, will they come back on sale ? Or I have missed the chance ?
        Thank you.



      • Rachel Hooper on September 13, 2021 at 8:08 am

        Hi Rozman, great to hear you’ve taken up coin collecting – it’s a great hobby to have! You can swap using the Change Checker Community group on Facebook or using the Swap Centre on the web app. The web app matches uses up based on the coins listed in their collection and what they are looking to swap, so you may find it’s quicker to swap that way. Change Checker does get some of the older £5 coins in stock from time to time, but as they are harder to source so are usually quite limited.



  5. phillip halton on August 21, 2021 at 11:37 am

    no comment



  6. Angela bendall on August 20, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Looking forward to seeing all the new coins