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
WWF
Kew Gardens
D-Day
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?

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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.

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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!

The Snowman™ and The Snowdog come to life on brand new UK 50p!

A brand-new UK 50p is now available, marking the 10th anniversary of the first premiere of ‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog‘ film.

The critically acclaimed animated sequel, ‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog‘, suitably premiered on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve, 2012.

It was created with the late Raymond Briggs’ blessing and subsequently, in 2015, a book of the film was published by Puffin, bringing words to the story for the first time. 

And, for the first time ever The Snowdog joins The Snowman on a UK 50p!

Interestingly for collectors, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p features a design by award-winning illustrator Robin Shaw.

As well as being an accredited designer, Shaw also acted as assistant director on the 2012 film!

You can get The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p today for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

2022 UK The Snowman™ and The Snowdog

Undeniably, Snowman™ coins are some of the most popular out there, with previous issues selling out remarkably fast.

Three out of the now five Snowman™ 50ps are also no longer available at The Royal Mint, meaning you need to act fast to get your hands on this new coin.

And considering the brand new UK Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p is available the same year as Raymond Briggs’ passing, it is comparatively the most poignant yet.

It’s also guaranteed to be one of the last UK coins with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse. This is sure to drive demand for this brand new 50p

2022 UK The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p obverse/reverse. Reverse to the right shows the Snowman and the Snowdog embracing with snowfall behind.
The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.
2022 UK The Snowman and The Snowdog 50p obverse/reverse. Featuring Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.

As the UK’s only official Christmas coin, it is the perfect festive gift, that’s certainly going to warm the hearts of every collector (and every dog lover) out there!

Get your 2022 UK Snowman and The Snowdog 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

In our video below, I talk you through Change Checker’s festive 50p range. Browse the range here >>

Get ahead this Christmas with Change Checker’s festive 50p range

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Last year when the 2021 Snowman™ 50p was issued, I gave my top tips for building your own snowman! With the temperatures dropping, we can certainly hope for a white Christmas!

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UK snowman with christmas hat and scarf. Pictured with a shovel.
A snowman pictured with a shovel and christmas hat and scarf.

UK 50p issued marking the 100th anniversary of the BBC

The BBC has broadcasted some of the world’s most exciting highs over the past 100 years but has also had the hard task of delivering some of the biggest lows.

And to mark this centenary milestone, The Royal Mint have issued a UK 50p with a design that symbolises the BBC’s global impact.

2022 UK 100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p

2022 100 Years of BBC 50p
2022 100 Years of BBC 50p

This coin has been developed in partnership with the BBC and designed by Henry Gray, resulting in a fantastic tribute to the Broadcasting Corporation.

Struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, this coin is the perfect way to mark 100 years of broadcasting.

If you want to secure your 2022 UK 100th Anniversary of the BBC CERTIFIED BU 50p today for £4.99 (+p&p), click here >>

Radio and television have revolutionised our everyday, providing us with important news and endless entertainment.

Last year we saw John Logie Baird, ‘The Father of the Television’, celebrated on a UK 50p coin – and quite rightly so, because where would we be without our TVs?

2021 John Logie Baird 50p. Showing a television mast and concentric circles depicting electronic waves. With the inscription: 'John Logie Baird Television Pioneer - 1888 1946'.
Queen Elizabeth II's portrait features on the obverse.
2021 John Logie Baird 50p.

The design features key milestones from Baird’s life, presented between lines of transmission.

But this isn’t the first coin to showcase a design with waves of transmission. The Royal Mint marked the 100th anniversary of wireless transmission in 2001 with a UK £2, pictured below.

2001 Wireless Transmission £2 coin reverse design.
2001 Wireless Transmission £2.

In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian physicist, succeeded in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean.

The message – simply containing the Morse code signal for the letter ‘s’ – travelled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland in Canada and won him worldwide fame and a Nobel Prize in physics in 1909.

Both coins have been popular with collectors, suggesting this new 2022 UK 100th Anniversary of our BBC CERTIFIED BU 50p may reach the same levels of demand.

Have you got either of these interesting coins in your collection? Let us know in the comments!


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