The UK’s First Pride 50p!

The 50th Anniversary of London Pride will be celebrated in July and to mark the event, a brand new UK 50p coin is being issued!

The best news is that The Royal Mint have confirmed 5 million Pride 50ps will be entering circulation! But don’t miss the chance to get ahead of the crowd and own yours now in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

The 2022 UK Pride 50p Coin

The UK’s first Pride 50p has been issued in collaboration with Pride in London and features an original design by artist, writer and LGBTQ+ activist, Dominique Holmes.

The reverse of the coin features 5 rainbows, each accompanied with part of the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.

The obverse design features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark.

You can secure this brand new coin for your collection for just £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your Pride 50p coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish and will be protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, ready to preserve for generations to come.

This will be the first UK 50p coin issued representing Pride. Previous ‘UK first’ 50p coins have been incredibly popular, so we are anticipating the Pride 50p to be in high demand with collectors.

The UK’s First Beatrix Potter 50p Collection

This 50p coin collection was issued in 2016 to celebrate the much loved author, Beatrix Potter. The collection features four coins each representing a character from Potter’s iconic tales and one honouring Beatrix Potter herself.

The Colour Silver Proof Peter Rabbit 50p coin was so popular that it sold out in a matter of hours and caused The Royal Mint’s website to crash!

Beatrix Potter 50p collection
Beatrix Potter 50p collection

The UK’s First Snowman 50p

2018 The Snowman 50p coin
2018 The Snowman 50p coin

In 2018, The Royal Mint released the first ever commemorative UK Christmas 50p coin, issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved festive tale, The Snowman™.

Designed by Natasha Ratcliffe, the coin depicts the boy and the snowman flying through the night sky above Brighton Pier. This coin didn’t enter circulation, but the Silver Proof version sold out within 24 hours of release.

50 Years of Pride

The first London Pride event took place in 1972 and was attended by approximately 2,000 people, the event has grown tremendously since, with over 1.5 million people attending the 2019 London Pride parade.

London Pride 2018
London Pride 2018, Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Pride events take place annually across the globe, however most have been cancelled for the past 2 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Returning in 2022, there will be Pride events taking place across the UK this summer.

Are you looking forward to adding this coin to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the 2022 UK Pride 50p for your collection!

The Royal Mint will make a contribution of £40,000 to London LGBT Community Pride C.I.C in connection with this campaign.

Your Pride 50p coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish and will be protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, ready to preserve for generations to come.


  1. Adriana on June 16, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Hi, Looking forward to receiving my Pride 50p Coin from You… Fantastic Design!! I’ll be keeping an eye out for the Circulated One as well… Any idea’s as to when this will be Please.. Thanks x

    • Alexandra on June 16, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Adriana,

      This coin entered circulation on the same day of issue – so we should start seeing them in our change soon!


  2. Francis boodeea on June 11, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Not a bad coin, shame the North of Britain will never see them in their change. Just like the 70th jubilee 50p. Sorry I’m incorrect you’ll see them for over inflated prices on ebay.

  3. Harry Hamm on June 9, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    When is it going into circulation?
    Will it be from post office only like the jubilee one was?

  4. MR Colin G Evans on June 9, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Hi, I have just ordered 4off these fantastic Pride 50p’s from you. Can you please advise if you will be selling the coloured version in your no nonsense packaging in the future. Cheers.

    • Alexandra on June 9, 2022 at 4:17 pm

      Hi there,

      Thanks so much for this lovely feedback! We’d love to be able to offer the colour BU 50p coins in future! Will you be keeping an eye out for the circulation version of this coin in your change?