2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p – ENTERING CIRCULATION!

In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Royal Mint issued the UK’s FIRST Royal 50p, as part of their Annual Coin Set.

The stunning design, by Osborne Ross, sees the number 70 take centre stage, with the Royal Cypher and dates of Queen Elizabeth II‘s reign also featuring. The fifth portrait of Her Majesty features on the obverse, by Jody Clark.

Issued initially in collector quality, it’s proven incredibly popular with collectors, with thousands racing to add the 2022 UK Annual Set to their collections, to get their hands on this very special issue.

Change Checker is delighted to announce that 1.3 million 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins initially entered circulation with a further 1 million being issued just before the Platinum Jubilee weekend!*

*This coin has gone out to 2000 Post Office branches with each branch receiving £250.

Be sure to take a photo of your 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p when you find it in your change and tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Or you can even use the hashtag #ChangeCheckerJubilee50p so that we can find your photos there!

The 1977 Diamond Jubilee Crown

The last time a Jubilee coin entered circulation, it was met with HUGE collector interest.

In 1977, Her Majesty celebrated 25 years on the throne – her Silver Jubilee and the first of her reign. The Royal Mint issued this commemorative crown.

1977 Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Numista

The coin’s reverse design is focused upon the Coronation theme and features the Ampulla and anointing spoon from the Royal regalia surrounded by a heraldic floral pattern and the Crown.

The coin’s obverse takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown, showing a newly designed image of the Queen on horseback.

Unusually, this coin does not feature an edge inscription or date on its reverse, making it the only crown of its kind at the time of issue. It was also one of the last crowns to be issued with a face value of 25 pence (commemorative crowns issued after 1990 have a face value of £5), which makes it continually sought-after among collectors!

Roughly 37 million coins were produced at that time, and thousands were gifted to children across the UK as a memento of the occasion.

We’re so excited that Her Majesty’s 70 years of service on the throne is also being celebrated by the issue of a brand new 50p into circulation!

I’m sure demand for the new issue will be high as collectors rush to secure one for their 50p collection.

Will you be searching for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p with special obverse design!

Whilst Change Checkers will be delighted to hear that the version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p in the Annual Coin Set will also be entering circulation, serious collectors will want to ensure they get their hands on THIS extremely special version, which you won’t find in your change.

Within just TWO hours of release, The Royal Mint saw sell-outs of key specifications and THOUSANDS of you were queuing up to get your hands on this brand new coin.

Be sure you don’t miss out! Click here to secure yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>


  1. Jason Holmes on February 7, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    I wonder if someone could help me I’m not a coin man but I’ve had alot of interest in this coin it’s a 2 pound coin 1666 fire of London but that ain’t it all the letters around the outside of the coin are upside down i really need help with this coin if anyone can help me I would be very grateful

  2. Les kent on February 7, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Alex
    I am sure I read or heard somewhere that this will be the second rarest decimal coin, have you heard anything about this please.
    Always great information and thank you.

    • Alexandra on February 8, 2022 at 11:10 am

      Hi Les,

      If no more coins after struck after the initial 1.3 million which have so far been issued, it will make this coin the second rarest 50p in circulation (only second to the Kew Gardens 50p). However, The Royal Mint have confirmed that if demand from the Treasury is permits, they will produce up to maximum of 5,000,070 for circulation. Still quite low numbers but it certainly gives more collectors the chance of finding it in their change.


  3. Zac H-S on January 28, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I can’t wait until I find one of these, it has been a long time since a commemorative 50p entered circulation!!
    These will be scarce!

  4. Jim on January 22, 2022 at 8:49 am

    1. The designer “Osborne Ross” is actually a design agency: Deborah Osborne and Andrew Ross jointly designed the reverse hence both of their initials at the foot of the design.
    2. The last time a Jubilee commemorative entered circulation was actually the £5 crown issued for the Golden Jubilee in 2002 – the Queen on horseback designed by Ian Rank-Broadley – that was in the days when £5 coins were issued for face value through normal distribution channels to the banks and Post Offices.

  5. Judith nichols on January 21, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I get coins through subscription the 50p coming into circulation February will we get that one

    • Alexandra on January 25, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      The 50p entering circulation is the version available through the Annual Coin Set. The individual issue that you will receive as part of the 50p Subscription Service is the version with the horseback portrait on the obverse 🙂