First-ever Royal 50p! What will the mystery 50p obverse look like?

Change Checkers, we’ve got a special royal announcement…

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has confirmed that her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 will be celebrated with the UK’s FIRST-EVER Royal 50p!

What an outstanding issue this is going to be! We’ve never before seen a 50p mark such a significant event and it’s certainly got us wondering what this amazing 50p will look like! As this will be the FIRST-EVER UK Royal 50p, we’re expecting increased collector interest…

The Royal Proclamation has also raised an additional level of interest, revealing intriguing details of TWO different obverse designs – one featuring the normal Queen’s head design by Jody Clark and a second portraying Her Majesty on horseback, in what appears to be a nod to her original 1953 Coronation Crown.

We’ve only seen this happen once before which was for the Decimal Day 50p issued in the 2021 Annual Coin Set! The 50p from the Annual Set featured the original Arnold Machin portrait which featured on UK coinage during the time of the decimal change-over, on the obverse instead of her modern one.

2021 UK Decimal Day 50p Coins. Left: Arnold Machin portrait in Annual Set. Right: Jody Clark portrait on individual issue coin.

According to the Proclamation, we’re set to see a number of UK firsts for this coin and we just can’t wait to find out more. It’s only right that the coin issued to mark the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone, should feature a design full of firsts too!

Previous Jubilee coins have proven so popular with collectors but historically these issues have been Crowns and £5 coins. So, I’m certain that the fact the Platinum Jubilee will be the first royal celebration on a UK 50p, it will make this the most popular 50p to date, especially if we can find it in our change!

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  1. Gary anderson on November 9, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Cannot wait for this.

  2. Foxy on November 8, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    what does it mean by the first royal 50p, they all have her head on the back. im new to coin selling

    • Alexandra Siddons on November 10, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Hi there,

      You’re correct that every UK coin has Her Majesty’s portrait on the obverse (the back of the coin). But this will be the first time we see a royal anniversary celebrated on the reverse (front) design of a UK 50p! Welcome to the coin collecting community 🙂


  3. Imed ben lakhder on November 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Long life to the Queen I’m very happy to celebrate with all the British community and I hope to win the 50p

  4. Trevor Richard Collins on November 8, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Hopefully this coin will find its way into circulation. I’ve yet to find a 2020 Royal Arms 50p, though there are allegedly over 46 million in circulation.

    • admin on November 8, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      It’s hoped this coin will enter circulation and we’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed! Keep searching – we’ve heard reports of people finding the 2020 Royal Shields in their change, so hopefully it’ll be your turn soon 🙂

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