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Know your 50p coin Designers!

How well do you know your 50p coin designers?

With so many beautiful 50p coins out there, it’s important to recognise the highly talented artists behind the designs, and so we’ve put together a handy chart to do just that!

Take a look at the 50p designers below and the wonderful coins they’ve created, then let us know who is your favourite by voting in our poll at the bottom of this blog. *excludes Olympic 50p coins

Know your 50p coin Designers!

Vote for your favourite 50p designer!


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Know your 50p coin Designers!

The race is on to collect all 21 definitive 50p coins in circulation by the 14th of October as we count down to the 50th anniversary of the 50p!

Join the challenge for FREE today to receive top collecting tips, exclusive discounts and opportunities to win a Gold Plated Participant’s Medal.

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Your Favourite 50p coin EVER, revealed!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 50p coin, we’ve been asking Change Checkers to vote for their favourite UK 50p coin EVER!

The top four shortlisted coins have now been whittled down to one final winner, and it comes with great pleasure that I can now announce to you the favourite 50p coin ever, as voted for by Change Checkers.

And the winner is…

1994 D-Day Landings 50p

 

Your Favourite 50p coin EVER, revealed!

 

Known as ‘the longest day’, the 6th June 1944 marks the day that a mighty alliance of British, American and Commonwealth armed forces crossed over from England to Normandy and began an assault on occupying German troops.

The D-Day landings were the largest naval, air and land operation in history, which began the Allied invasion of occupied Europe –  one of the most pivotal moments in the Second World War.

In 1994, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of these D-Day landings, The Royal Mint released a 50p coin designed by sculptor John Mills. The design depicts an armada of ships and planes heading in one direction.

The coin has a mintage of 6,705,520 however it ceased to be legal tender in 1997 after the introduction of the new, smaller 50p coins.

Find out more about the winning 50p coin here >>

Results

Your Favourite 50p coin EVER, revealed!

A close second to the D-Day Landings 50p was the 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p – a coin which was voted Change Checker’s favorite coin of 2017 and the most historically significant coin.

Coming in third was the Beatrix Potter 50p and the Olympic Football 50p was in fourth place out of our shortlisted coins.

With over 70 different UK 50p coin designs, choosing a favourite was never going to be easy, but I think you can agree that the rich history and significance of the coin, as well as the epic design of the D-Day Landings 50p makes it a very deserving winner of the title Best UK 50p Ever.

 


 

If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Your favourite coin design of 2017 revealed!

We know how much you love a new coin design so earlier this month we asked you to vote for your favourite 2017 release.

This turned into a hotly contested 3 horse race between the Jane Austen £2, the Sir Isaac Newton 50p and the WWI Aviation £2 coin. But there could only be one winner and the coin you chose was…

THE SIR ISAAC NEWTON 50p!   

Your favourite coin design of 2017 revealed!

Sir Isaac Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. He changed our understanding of mathematics and physics, redefined the way we see the world and shaped the security of our currency in his role as Master of the Mint. Designed by Aaron West, this 50p coin has been issued to commemorate the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton and remembers the legacy he left.


In total there were over 900 votes with only 29 votes separating the top 3:

Your favourite coin design of 2017 revealed!
Here’s a full breakdown of the results so you can see how the other designs fared:

Your favourite coin design of 2017 revealed!


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

Your favourite coin design of 2017 revealed!

Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app