Circulating mintage: 2,300,000
Years of issue:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, with an incredible 70 years of service to the crown. In tribute to this record-breaking achievement, The Royal Mint have issued the UK’s very first royal 50p! Excitingly, there are TWO obverse designs of this 50p available. The first, issued within the 2022 Annual Coin Set, features Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty. The version that has been individually issued, features a brand new obverse by John Bergdahl, which is reminiscent of previous jubilee designs, including the 1953 coronation crown. This is the first time we’ve seen Her Majesty on horseback on a 50p, and it’s the first time EVER that a 50p has featured a different style of effigy portrait, instead of her side profile.