The Platinum Jubilee 50p is in circulation! Here’s where to find them…

Today, the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins entered circulation! Issued to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 year service to the throne, this brand new 50p is the very first circulating coin of 2022.

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation. 
Resting on top of a 10p, 2p, £2, £1, and 5p coin.
Coins are held in hand.
The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation on 7th February 2022.

Getting one of the first coins put into circulation can be quite an achievement, especially with a coin as popular as this one.

It was confirmed that an initial 1.3 million would be released from Post Offices on the 7th February, but a further 1 million entered circulation ahead of the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June!

This takes the combined mintage to a total of 2.3 million. The Royal Mint have confirmed that there would be a maximum mintage of 5,000,070 if demand allowed.

Post Offices in Windsor and close to Sandringham were among the first branches to receive the new coin.

Whilst they’ve been initially released in areas that are significant to the Queen’s reign, these coins were gradually dispersed all over the country. And thanks to you, we’ve been able to plot this 50p’s journey around the UK!

An image of the UK map with the Platinum Jubilee 50p plotted in the counties in which it has been found by collectors.
The Platinum Jubilee 50p on its tour of the UK

We’ve been keeping track of where Change Checkers have found the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins and it seems as though it’s already travelled far and wide!

From Anglesey, to Tyrone, and Fife, this 50p has reached the far West, whilst also journeying as far as Kent and East Sussex in the East. Collectors in Scotland will also be pleased to see it’s reached several locations in central and North East regions.

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  1. Trevor Richard Collins on February 25, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Got mine at my local main PO, no problem. I’d like to know where the 2020 Shield 50p is being distributed;
    46M in circulation? I haven’t seen one, except on eBay..

  2. noel on February 19, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Got one from the p.o. SANDBACH on the weds, ie two days after release. May have arrived earlier though.

  3. Christine cross on February 19, 2022 at 11:08 am

    I was given 10 at my local post office in Middleton, Manchester

  4. Ian White on February 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    i managed to get two at my post office in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  5. Barry Wilshaw on February 12, 2022 at 11:36 am

    I managed to get 4 at my local Post office at Gleadless Town End Sheffield.

  6. Jenny Stewart on February 10, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Got one from the local post office, Errol, Perthshire Scotland,
    xx jenny

  7. mike adams on February 9, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    when are they going to be put on swaps

  8. mike adams on February 9, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    when are you putting them in the swop area of the collection as i found 7.00 worth in the till at work today so i have 6.50 to swap with other collector’s , if you want one and are having trouble finding them . please let me know [email protected] iam looking to swap for Olympic 50p only

  9. Les kent on February 9, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Hi all
    I managed to get hold of eight of the Jubilee 50p coins from three different post offices in Gosport , Lee-on-theSolent today the 9th Feb, but I had to pay buy card in two POs and 50p for 50pbut I am happy,
    I now have 190 different uk 50p coins, now looking for a genuine 1994 trial 50p.

    • Robbie Harkness on February 17, 2022 at 9:18 am

      Did you get any from post office on the Gosport high streeet?

      • Les Kent on March 7, 2022 at 3:41 pm

        Hi Robbie
        Very sorry for not getting back to you I have only just noticed your question (that’s a first for me)
        Yes I got two from the Gosport high street post office.
        [email protected]

  10. Paul on February 9, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Very true

  11. Francis Boodeea on February 9, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Well 3rd day off release and none of my local or main post office as seen any of these coins.
    Once again they are being sold on ebay at Well over inflated prices. Seen some sellers trying to sell A £10 bag for £100. Shame on them.

  12. Frances on February 8, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    My post office (the oldest working post office in the world, here in Sanquhar) knew nothing about this. I don’t hold out any hope of getting any as we are such a small town that the coins just keep circulating and no new ones are ordered.

  13. Pierre Woods on February 8, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Nine should say none – sorry.
    Not sure how to post a picture of them either…

    • Alexandra on February 8, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Hi Pierre,

      You can always email your photo to [email protected] and let us know in the email where you found them (High Holborn PO in London) as mentioned in your previous comment 🙂


  14. Pierre Woods on February 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I managed to get a few platinum jubilee 50p from the High Holborn PO in London. I had tried several other branches.. nine of the others seemed to know about the release today 7 Feb.

  15. William Jamison on February 7, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Had to make a twenty mile round trip. First main Post office I went to, said that they didn’t have any. I was the first customer of the day. Got a coin at the second main post office. The smaller ones didn’t have any either.

  16. Phil Marsh on February 7, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    I’m not holding my breath to get one, I’ve still not seen any of the letter coins.

  17. Malcolm Mobey on February 7, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Lucky enough to get some in my Change at the Post Office this morning, feels like a little piece of history.

  18. David TURTON on February 7, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    Most of these coins will end up on ebay!