Vote for your all-time favourite circulating QEII 50p

As the Pride 50p marks the last UK coin to enter circulation with QEII’s portrait on the obverse, we asked you to vote for your top circulating QEII 50p!

King Charles III’s new coinage will begin circulating from December – starting with the brand new Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50p. So, it’s the perfect time to look back at an astonishing 70 years of top QEII 50p issues.

From the UK’s rarest 50p (Kew Gardens), to the biggest range of sporting coins (Olympic 50ps), it’s understandably a hard task to pick a favourite.

Your top circulating QEII 50p!

The results are in! Your top circulating QEII 50p is…

Top 5 Circulating Queen Elizabeth II 50p coin. Ranked from 1st to 5th
Isaac Newton
Kew Gardens
Platinum Jubilee
Top 5 Circulating Queen Elizabeth II 50p coin.

2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p

Issued in 2017, this coin has a mintage of just 1,801,500, ranking it as less common on our Scarcity Index.

The reverse of this striking coin is based on elements of Proposition 11, in Book One of Newton’s Principia Mathematica.

P.S. did you know Newton is one of the most famous figures to ever hold the role of Master of the Mint?

Get your hands on this coin >>

2011 WWF 50p

Coming in very close second, is the WWF 50p.

The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the largest conservation organisation in the world.

They focus their work on saving endangered species and conserving the world’s most precious natural places.

In 2011, to mark their 50th anniversary, The Royal Mint issued this 50p coin.

It features 50 different icons to represent the variety of work they’re involved with.

2009 Kew Gardens 50p

In third spot, is the UK’s rarest 50p coin, the Kew Gardens.

Just 210,000 of these 50ps entered circulation, and over 13 years later, it’s still one of the most sought-after coins EVER.

It repeatedly takes top spot on our Scarcity Index, with collectors keen to add it to their collection.

However, it’s important to know the difference between a real, fake, or re-issued Kew Gardens.

Find out on our blog >>

Get the First King Charles III Effigy Collecting Pack

9.6 million King Charles 50ps are set to enter circulation. So, collectors stand a very good chance of getting their hands on this new release.

Once you’ve found this coin in your change you can add it to the pack, creating the perfect pair of KCIII first effigy coins!

Secure your Change Checker King Charles III First Effigy Collecting Pack here >>

So, get ready to start your hunt for the new 50p in your change!


  1. James Dawson on November 21, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    So many great commemoratives and so many great events or organisations commemorated. However, I have to say the classic Britannia design is the best, even though I also really like most of the others!

  2. Helen cudworth on November 18, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    The queen holds a place in my heart may she RIP with her true love

  3. Christopher ioannou on November 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    So many different choices to pick from floppy bunny ? for her cuteness.

  4. Craig on November 18, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Lots of great designs but for me it’s gotta be the Newton 50p. Beautiful design for a coin.

  5. bruce coombes on November 18, 2022 at 11:40 am

    The lowest mintage and still the best.

  6. Andy Donaldson on November 18, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Eec dual date by far the best circulation coin far rarer the Kew gardens by a country mile .
    Also cheaper to purchase .
    If you don’t have one of these in your collection your collection is in complete.

  7. Michael on November 18, 2022 at 6:49 am

    D day there give use everything even tho there lost everything

  8. Robin Cooke on November 18, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Love the Clay pigeon shooting 50p coin ,next is the show jumping equestrian 50p

  9. Andrew Smith on November 18, 2022 at 12:51 am

    The 1994 D-Day coin is the best circulating 50p and the reason I got into collecting

  10. Bruce Russell on November 17, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Dual Fate By Far The Nicest 50p Made

    • Bruce Russell on November 17, 2022 at 11:28 pm

      Fat Fingers Should Have Said Dual Date ??

  11. Rosemary Langan on November 17, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    The nhs every single person who works In the nhs is amazing they looked after our loved ones during the pandemic and was there at the end when no-one else could be there.

  12. Andrew on November 17, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    It was hard to choose between Suffragettes and WWF. I plumpled for WWF in the end, so much detail in a small space. My least favourite has to be the 70th Jubilee 50p, I think the Queen deserved a much better design than that.

  13. Alan Johnson on November 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve been collecting for years and my favourite has alway been the 1994 D Day landings! So good they re-released it in 2019 ?

  14. RACHEL DURHAM on November 17, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Just lovely ?

  15. Paul margison on November 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Find it hard but love all the Olimpic coins

  16. james lea on November 17, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    the detailing in this coin and the design which is a geometrical mathermatic treat to the arts world

  17. Adriana on November 17, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Always loved the Stories of Beatrix Potter.. So has to be Jemima Puddle Duck for Me!

  18. Angela Dexter on November 17, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    As a gay woman it’s nice to see it produced in a monetary perspective brilliant idea

  19. Nigel Horsepool on November 17, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    So many to choose from,But only one to vote.
    My vote goes to………..
    Olympic Sailing

  20. Robert Williams on November 17, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    NHS, they deserve so much and where would we be Without Them….

  21. Ian ward on November 17, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Paddington at the palace (something I will not see again rip her majesty)

  22. Gethyn Peploe on November 17, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    so many nice coins, i voted for Ironside, WWF also worth a mention

  23. Patrick Salt on November 17, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    After the the Kew it would be the Olympics I now got 3 full sets and a set missing just 2. I voted for the Kew just because its took me so long to find one in the wild that was until about 2 weeks ago when I found one in my Friday £250 50p coin hunt, still keep looking at it with a daft smile on my face.?????

  24. Kris on November 17, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Isaac Newton all the way. Absolutely stunning coin

  25. Dale Allard on November 17, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Diversity built Britain, because it true !

  26. Tim Tostevin on November 17, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Newton is my favourite

  27. John McDowall on November 17, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Never to be forgotten beautiful coin.

  28. ALAN DAWES on November 17, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    I currently own every different tails side 50p ever to be minted on behalf of United Kingdom, it’s territories amd dependencies ( all 453 of them ) My vote goes to the original Kew Gardens

  29. Shawn Richard Anderson. on November 17, 2022 at 5:16 pm


  30. Jim devine on November 17, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Wwf is cool but Kew is great, have 1 for sale any interest email [email protected]

  31. Mark on November 17, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    The greatest design for me has to be D-Day.

  32. Dave on November 17, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Without a shadow of a doubt has to be WWF 🙂

    • Mirek on November 18, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      Never to be forgotten beautiful coin

  33. Jake Peacock on November 17, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Always will be the NHS for saving my life multiple times!

  34. Carol Burton on November 17, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    The NHS do something good work and try to look after us all, this has to be my favourite.

    • Kelly on November 17, 2022 at 5:07 pm

      All good to me

  35. Alex Trotter on November 17, 2022 at 4:51 pm


    • G on November 18, 2022 at 12:18 am

      World animals, love them