Circulating mintage: 4,900,000
Years of issue:
1 - Common
To commemorate the Life of the Queen, The Royal Mint has released a new UK 50p. And, in particularly interesting news for Change Checkers, the coin features the brand-new portrait of King Charles III for the first time. This is only the second UK royal 50p to be issued, following the sought-after Platinum Jubilee 50p. The 50p features the 2022 date and the reverse design created for the 1953 coronation crown, designed by Edgar Fuller and modelled by Cecil Thomas.
The obverse bears the first definitive coinage portrait of His Majesty the King. He faces left in line with tradition and is surrounded by the inscription: CHARLES III | D | G | REX | F | D | 50 PENCE.