The journey of a 50p coin – from striking to your pocket

Have you ever considered how a 50p coin makes its way from The Royal Mint into your change?

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 50p, it seems only fitting to take a look at the journey of the 50p coin – from striking to your pocket – and the many processes along the way, even before the coin leaves the factory.

Discover the 5 key steps in the journey below:

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s fascinating to think, each time you find a 50p coin in your change, that coin has been through all of these steps its journey to your pocket.

Which 50p coins do you have in your collection and have you been able to complete the Definitive 50p Collecting Challenge? Let us know in the comments below.

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What could you buy for £1 in 1983?

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the value of the £1 coin has changed since it was first introduced back in 1983.

It’s common knowledge that the cost of living increases over time; however you may be surprised when you see just how much some everyday items have increased in cost during the past 34 years…