FIFTY PENCE VARIETIES

By Bill Exley

Our first 50 pence was a large ungainly coin at 13-5gms and diam of 30mm, entering circulation in Oct / 1969 until 1998 when it ceased to be legal tender. The thinner version was then introduced in Oct / 1997, at 8-0gms with a diam of 27-3mm, so a more practical weight. For Rarity value it is quite widely accepted that the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p is hard to find . It shows a square shaped Pagoda entwined by a Vine,it consists of 75% Copper and 25% Nickel ( Cupro-Nickel ) with other strengthening agents, Iron and Manganese. The low mintage fig of only 210,000 strck, stamps it's rarity value to collectors, compared to the 1980 issue of 89,086,000 coins issued for that year.

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My Unique Lp coding / I.D . . applies ( . © . 2021 . )
L - 50 & a 'p' - Pence
Easy location of any 50p coin
Ref - Roman, V = 5 : X = 10 : L = 50 : C = 100
Century - 100yrs, a Centurion an Elite soldier with 100 fighters

M = 1,000 / yrs, a Millenium

     
   
All mintages below
1969 - Lp1 / bex.. / - Oct. Rev - Britannia, the 1st 50 Pence at 13-5 gms, a diam of 30-5 mm. Other decimal coins struck - in 1968
m 188,400,000
1970 - Lp2 / bex
Rev - Britannia, the heavy version , now legal up to and incl. 1997
m 19,461,000
1971 - Lp3 / bex
First Proof 50p coin, so Not for circulation The U.K. is now Fully Decimal from - 15/02/71
m 350,000
N.B. - A Proof Coin /Set looks like a Mirror
So never used or Handled at all
They can also be struck in Pure Silver or Gold
1972 - Lp4 / bex 50p Only found in a Proof set of 7 coins, with a Crown, (25 Pence)
m 150,000
1973 - Lp5 / bex.. Rev shows a circle of 9 hands marking our joining the E.E.C..& 8 partners - our First Comm. 50p ( Commemerative, to signify or special)

m 89,775,000, & Proof - m 107,807 (Proof, like a mirror a special minting)

1974 - Lp 6 / bex The 50p is only found in a Proof set
m 100,000
1976 - Lp 7 / bex..

Rev shows 'New Pence' above Britannia and 50 below. Also in Proof sets

m 43,746,500
Proof - m 100,000
  • Definition of Terms used -
Obverse / Obv or Reverse / Rev sides. A Roman L = 50 and ' p' for Pence. So - e.g. Lp14, Lp128 etc
The Obv side shows the Monarch's Head, Rev is the other side.
1977 - Lp8 / bex
Rev - Britannia
m 49,536,000
1978 - Lp9 / bex
Rev - Britannia
m 72,005,000
1979 - Lp10 / bex.. Rev - Britannia, still a large coin , the novelty of New Pence is dropped in 1982
m 58,680,000
1980 - Lp11 / bex..
Rev - Britannia
m 89,086,000
1981 - Lp12 / bex..
Rev - Britannia
m 89,086,000
1982 - Lp13 / bex.. Rev - Britannia , also the Royal Mint Proof, and the first B Unc Year sets on a card (1982/84)
m 51,312,000
B unc set - m 205,000
Proof - m 106,800
1983 - Lp14 / bex.. Rev - shows Fifty Pence now, replacing New Pence
m 62,825,000
1984 - Lp15 / bex.. Rev - Britannia / Only found in Royal Mint 'year type' sets, supplied 'then' by large G.P.O's , then later, this nice idea was dropped (?)
m 158,820 /- Low
1985 - Lp16 / bex ..
Rev - Britannia
m 682,100
Terms used, -
Obv or Rev side - See 1976 data
1986 - Lp17 / bex.. 50p, Only found in the 8 coin Proof Set
m 104,597
1987 - Lp18 / bex .. 50p, Only found in the Proof Set of 7 coins
m 88,659
1990 - Lp19 / bex 50p, Only in the Royal Mint Proof or B Unc - Year card sets
m - unknown
1992/93 - Lp20 / bex.. Dual date, why ? Rare in Bunc - (Bright- Unused - Condition) Rev - shows / Single Market, UK as EEC Commision leaders ( a new rarity ? )

m 109,000. (Low) . Kew Gardens is 210.000

1994 - Lp21 / bex.. The last Thick 50p in Bunc for General . circulation 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings with planes above - Rev / by John Mills and still a heavy version
m 6,705,520
1995 - Lp22 / bex 50p is only found in a Royal Mint Proof or B.Unc Year type, card sets
m - unknown

1997 - Lp23 / bex.. 1st Thin issued in October. At - 8gms. - No Thick Bunc, made for Circ.

Rev has Britannia, the Obv shows older version of the Queen's portrait and Crown. The thinner coin of 8gms arrives in Oct 1997
m 456,364,100

1997 - Lp24, 25 / bex

Two Proof 50 Pences here - >

Note, this Proof Set has a Large and Thin version of 50p Plus an Aniv £5 coin in a 10 piece set.
m 80,748
1998 - Lp26 / bex.. - T1

Multiple flags depicting the 25th Aniv. of our joining the E.E.C. in 1973. N.B. All heavy 50p's now withdrawn, Sept/Oct

m 5,043,000

Withdrawn/ retained by all Banks and returned back to the Royal Mint as Scrap.

1998 - Lp27 / bex.. - T2 Rev / The N.H.S now 50yrs and a thin version
m 5,001,000
1998 - Lp28 / bex.. - T3
Rev - Bitannia, but New image & Crown on the Obv. Designer - / Ian Rank-Broadley
m 64,306,500
1999 - Lp29 / bex
Rev - Britannia
m 24,905,000
2000 - Lp30 / bex - T1
Rev - Britannia
m 27,915,000
2000 - Lp31 / bex.. - T2 Rev - The Public Libraries Act / 150yrs ago
m 11,263,000
2001 - Lp32 / bex
Rev - Britannia
m 84,998,500
2002 - Lp33 / bex
As above
m 23,907,500
2003 - Lp34 / bex - T1
Rev - Britannia
m 23,583,000
Terms used . >
Obv or Rev sides - Ref 1976 data
2003 - Lp35 / bex.. - T2 Rev - Womens Rights, 100th - Aniv of Social and Political union
m 3,124,000
2004 - Lp36 / bex.. - T1

Rev - 1st Sub 4 min- mile, by 25 yr old Dr.Rodger Bannister, at Oxford, 50yrs ago. 6/5/54 - also shows a clock

m 9,032,500,
Proof - m 3,500
(also Lp 116 - 2019)

2004 - Lp37 / bex - T2
Rev - Britannia
m 35,315,500
2005 - Lp38 / bex - T1
Rev - Britannia
m 25,363,,500
2005 - Lp39 / bex.. - T2 Rev - Aniv of the English Dictionary by Samuel Johnson / 250 Yrs ago
m 17,649,000
2006 - Lp40 / bex.. - T1 The V.C Medal, given for Valour, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856. / 150yrs ago - the Rev / by Claire Aldridge
m 12,087,000
2006 - Lp41 / bex.. T2 Rev - shows an act of Valour, with a soldier saving his comrade - Rev / by Clive Duncan
m 10,000,500
2006 - Lp42 / bex - T3 Rev - Britannia
m 24,560,000
Terms used for - >
Obv & Rev sides - Ref 1976 data
Lp tables for fast location of a 50p
L = Roman 50, & p for Pence
2007 - Lp43 / bex.. Scouting movement - Rev / by Kerry Davies
m 7,710,750 . Also in a 5 Pc Proof Set m 3,500
(See Ref 2019 )
2007 - Lp44 / bex - T2 Rev - Britannia
m 11,200,000
2008 - Lp45 / bex Rev - Britannia
m 3,500,000
2008 - Lp46 / bex - T2
Rev shows part of the Royal Shield, the third & fourth quarterings, (also a Puzzle to solve ? ) -A new Rev / by Matthew Dent
m 22,747,000
2009 - Lp47 / bex
250yrs. - The Botanical Gdns at Kew. (1759/2009) - Rev / by Christopher Le Brun. Shows a square Pagoda / There are 3 Varieties

Lp47 - m 210,000- (low) Lp113 - Proof, m 3,500 and Lp124 (Dual Dated 2009 & see 2019) - m- TBA

2010 - Lp48 / bex..
Rev shows 100yrs of the Girl Guide movement in the U.K.
m 7,410,000 - and Proof set, m 3,500 See Ref 2019
2011- Lp49 / bex.. Rev - a complex scene with a central Panda : 50yrs work by the World Wildlife Org.
m 3,400,000
     
The 2012 - London Olympics
     
2011 - Here follows 29 varieties of Rev. sides, struck during the year to mark the many events. . (pair of Logos courtesy - Colin Hinson)
The Royal Mint official term 'The London 2012 Sports Collection' will apply. So 29 Revs follow, 1/29, 1b/29 etc, up to 29/29 2011 - Lp50 up to Lp80 inclv. (incl 1/29 and 1b/29 variety.,so 30 in all)
2011 - Lp50, 51.. - Rev. design by Jonathan Olliffe

1/29 Aquatics - 2 types - Face hidden (1/29) or Face shown (1b/29) original run shows lines / water, so face hidden. my Lp50 & 1b/29 = Lp51 so, with face seen.

m = 2,179,000m
2011 - Lp 52,53,54 bex.. 2/29 Archery. (so - Lp52)
3/29 Athletics, 4/29 Badminton - (Lp54)
Type - Lp 55 - Athletics, - Rev. design by 9yr old - Florence Jackson 3/29 High Jumper, designed by a School Child, a Royal Mint first
Obv dated 2011 (or 2009 but debateable) / M is unknown
2011 - Lp's 56,57 58,59 / bex.. 5/29 Basketball, 6/29 Boccia,
6/29, m 2,160,000; 7/29 Boxing, 8/29 Canoeing,
2011- Lp's 60, 61, 62, / bex.. 9/29 Cycling, 10/29 Equestrian,
9/29 m 2,090.500 11/29 Fencing, 12/29 Football,
2011 - Lp63 - 'Football' 12/29 - Shows a diag. of the 'Offside Rule' in detail
m = 1,125,000 made
2011 - Lp's 64, 65, 66, 67 / bex.. 13/29 Goalball, 14/29 Gymnastics,
15/29 Handball, 16/29 Hockey,
2011 - Lp's 68, 69 / bex.. 17/29 Judo, (17th, of the 29 Royal Mint list, some m. figs pending)
18/29 Modern- Pentathlon,
2011 - Lp's 70, 71,72 / 73 / bex.. 19/29 Rowing, 20/29 Sailing,

21/29 Shooting, 22/29 Table Tennis, m = 1,733,500

2011 - Lp's 74, 75 76 / bex..

23/29 Taekwondo, M = 1,664,000 24/29 Tennis, M = 1,454,000

25/29 Triathlon, . m = 1,163,500 struck.

2011 - Lp's 77, 78 / bex .. for

26/29 Volleyball, M = 2,133,500

27/29 Weightlifting, m = 1,879,500

     
Refs used , Lp = Roman L - 50
and p - Pence / easy location
     
2011 - Lp's 79, 80 / bex.. (Incl types 1/29. and 1a/29 variety)

28/29 Wheelchair - Rugby, M = 1,765,500

29/29 Wrestling, m = 1,129,500

* 2011 - N.B. 12/29 - Football & 25/29 - Triathlon are Rare in Bunc. ( Bright - uncirculated, Mint, flawless, so unused ) *

12/29, Shows a Diag. of the 'Offside - Rule' . / Types 12 & 25 are both Low mintages, some others are 30 to 40m. struck

12/29. m = 1,125,000, 25/29 - m = 1,163,500
     
 
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2012 - Lp 81 / bex.. Rev shows the Royal Shield
m 32,300,030
2013 - Lp 82 / bex.. T1 Rev shows the 2008 Royal Shield
m 10,301,000
2013 - Lp 83 / bex.. T2 Rev 2 Shows Text - re - Benjamin Britten, Composer / b 1913 - d. 1976
m 5,300,000
2013 - Lp 84 / bex.. T3 Rev 3 has a Shield, a trial sample - / by Christopher Ironside, in selections of new Rev Designs.
m 7,400,000
2014 - Lp 85 / bex..
Rev shows the Royal Shield
m 49,001,000
Terms used
Obv or Rev sides- Ref 1976 data
2014 - Lp 86 / bex..
Rev shows the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
m 6,500,000

2015 - Five 50p's exist Dated 2015. and NOT Face Variations. so Lp87 / bex.. is my (T-1)

The Rev. shows the 1940 Battle of Britain & Airmen. - Obv / a New portrait by Jody Clark and 'Fifty Pence' as normal - Rev / by Gary Breeze
m 5,900,000

2015 - Lp88 / bex .. T2

 

As above, but NO denomination at all on either side (50p), also with an Old 1998 Obv of the Queen's portrait by Ian Rank Broadley ( a Mint error ?). Types 1,4 and 5 Obv's have the updated Queen's portrait by Jody Clark .
m - unknown

2015 - Lp89 / bex .. T3

Rev shows the Royal Shield - / by Matthew Dent (2008) and Fifty - Pence below. Date at 12o'clock on an older Obv side
m - unknown

2015 - Lp 90 / bex.. T4

 

Similar but date at 25 past position, an updated Obv -/ by Jody Clark (Crown and 4th portrait)
m 20,101,000
2015/ - Lp91 / bex / T5 Silver Proof 50p / With new Jody Clark Obv and NO denomination at all, so 5 Types of 2015 (unusual) Also it is apparent there are 3 different Obv. sides
m - unknown
2016 - Lp92 / bex.. Battle of Hastings - Rev / by John Bergdahl
m 5,000,000
Terms used for -
Obv & Rev sides - ref 1976 data
2016 / 5 Rev 's / all created by the talented Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble. She has captured every finite detail of Miss Potter's creations making a charming set to see/collect 5 Revs / 150 yrs since the birth of Beatrix Potter and her much loved stories and charachters (1866) . Rev 1 - Peter Rabbit , T2-Jemima Puddle- Duck, T3 Squirrel Nutkin, T4 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, and T5-Text only
T1 = m 9.600.000, T2 m = 2,100,000, T3 m = 5,000,000, T4 m = 8,800,000 / (m or mintage)
The fve types above in Lp order, as so -
Lp's 93, 94, 95, 96, 97 / bex.. T5 = 6.9m
     
2016 - Lp98 / bex..
Team G.B and the 'Rio Olympics' - shows a swimmer doing the Butterfly stroke - Rev designer / Tim Sharp .
m 6,400,000
2017 - Lp99 / bex.. Rev - 300th Aniv of the Gold Standard report by Sir Issac Newton, ( also an M.P.)
m 1,801,500
2017 - (4) In list order, Lp100, 101, 102, and 103 / bex .. More Beatrix Potter coins - Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten, The tale of Peter Rabbit (rev 3) - m = 19,900,000 - struck,

Tom Kitten (Rev 2) - m = 9,500,000 ,Benj Bunny , 25,000,000, Jeremy Fisher, (rev 1) - m = 9,900,000

2018 - (4) In list order - Lp104, 105, 106, and 107 / bex..

 

More of this series for 2018 , Peter Rabbit (2nd), Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittle Mouse and Tailor of Gloucester - as at 26/05/18 there are 13 varieties in the series to find

New portrait for Peter Rabbit

m - unknown

2018 - Lp108 / bex.. (Pd1) Rev shows Paddington Bear sat on a suitcase at his namesake Railway - Station, from the 1958 book by Michael Bond
m 5,001,000
2018 - Lp109 / bex..
Comm. a 100yrs since 'The Peoples Act' of 1918, so giving women the right to a vote. But Still men at 21yrs & women at 30yrs, then 10yrs later - in 1928, now Both at 21yrs so now we have Parity * *
m 9,000,000
2018 - Lp110 / bex.. (Pd2) Paddington Bear at the Palace, and 60yrs since the book 'A Bear called Paddington' - by Michael Bond - 1958
m 5,901,000
2018 - Lp111 / bex.. Flying Snowman - Obv / by Jody Clark - Rev / by Natasha Ratcliffe
m - unknown
 
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2018 - 200 Yrs ago, Mary Shelley's Horror novel 'Frankenstein' // A Special Guest Insert . a UK £2 Coin, * Rev / by Thomas T. Docherty the Obv / by Jody Clark (a very Weird coin)
m - unknown
2018 - 100th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice // A Special Guest Insert.
a UK £2 Coin, * Rev / by Stephen Raw & / Obv / by Jody Clark, . (a very Poignant coin)
m - unknown
 
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2019 - (Jan) A 5 Pc. Proof Set , all 50p's . My list numbers in order - Lp's 112, 113, 114, 115 and 116 / bex To Celebrate 50yrs, since the 1st 'Thick 50p' in 1969, Kew Gdn's - 2009, Scouts - 2007, Girl Guides -2010, and 4 min - Mile (in 1954) -2004
m 3,500 - Proof sets , Royal Mint Quality. Sold out in 48hrs
2019 - Celebrates 160 yrs since the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (22/5/1859) - Lp117 / bex.. Sherlock Holmes. a charachter from the Novel 'Woman in Scarlet ' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887
m 8,602,000
2019 - Lp118 / bex .. 'The Gruffalo' / From the book by Julia Donaldson 20yrs ago
m - unknown
2019 - (Mar) - Lp 119 / bex.. Stephen Hawking . b. UK- 1947 // d - 2019 .
Stephen Hawking, one of the World's most brilliant scientists - Obv / by Jody Clark the Rev / by Edwina Ellis
m - unknown
2019 - Lp120 / bex.. Peter Rabbit (3rd) Previous, 2016/18 plus The Tale of Peter Rabbit / 2017. so 14 coins in the series now
m - unknown
Terms used for -
Obv or Rev sides : Ref 1976 data
2019 /N.B./ All Obv's show 2019: 1969 is a Thin 8gms version, the Revs are all unaltered (5) Lp121, 122, 123, 124 and 125 / bex.. A 5 Pc Coin set to Celebrate 50yrs of the 50p, 1969 / 2004/ 07/ 09 and 2010
m - unknown
2019 / A 5 Pc set of past U.K. historical moments on coins, Lp126, 127, 128, 129 and 130 / bex.. Celebrating Military History over 50yrs and the 50p - 1994, 2006- VC Medal, 2006- Bravery, 2015, 2016 and the Battle of Hastings
m - unknown
2019 - Lp131 / bex.. (Pd3) Paddington Bear visits the Tower of London in Aug - Rev / by David Knapton and Obv is a 5th portrait of Her Majesty - by Jody Clark
m 9,001,000
2019 - Lp132 / bex.. (Pd4) Paddington Bear is seen again at St Paul's Cathedral, on 10/9/19
m 9,001,000
2019 - Lp133 / bex.. to mark the 50th Aniv of our 50 pence coin, yes 50yrs.
Rev - Britannia, 'New Pence' above and 50 below. (not seen since 1981) Obv shows 50 Pence, so Two denomination / styles : Embossed edge/rim, so a nice Unique coin.
m 122,000,000
     
 
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Some Anomalies - Lp51 - 2011, Aquatics, Lp88 - 2015, No Denom at all, either side , Lp20 - 1992 /93, Dual Date. (rare) - 109,000 made. Lp133 - 2019 , with 2 Denominations / styles or layout.
Four to date, may be more ?
     
  • Some unusual facts : my Lp1. 1969 - 188,400.000 were struck.
  • Lp15. 1984 - only 158,400 made and only found in G.P.O. card Year Sets
  • Lp11 and 12 - 1980/81 and 89,000,000 made.
     
 
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2019 - Lp134 / bex..
The Gruffalo & curious Mouse
m - unknown
2019 - Lp135 / bex..
Wallace & Gromit - Rev / by Nick Park / and Obv / by Jody Clark
m - unknown
2020 - Lp136 / bex..
Marking our leaving the E.U. - inscribed - 31st January 2020
m - unknown
2020 - Lp137 / bex.. Team G B - 2020 / Tokio Olympics - Rev / by David Knapton, shows a mosaic design and 32 of the events, a nice 50p coin.
m - unknown
2020 - ( Mar ) 1, Lp138 / 2, Lp139 and T 3, as Lp140 / bex..
Three 50 pences showing the Dinosaur Family, / T1 = Megalosaurus - Rev / Designer Robert Nicholls & Obv / by Jody Clark. T 2 = Iguanodon and T3 = Hylaeosaurus
m - unknown
2020 - Lp141 / bex.. Peter Rabbit / The 4th now / & 15 in the Beatrix Potter series now (30-3-20)
m - unknown
  • N.B. 4 now of Peter Rabbit, plus The Tale of - P.R. - (Lp 102)
Lp's 93,104,120 & 141 ( for Ref ) *  
2020 - Lp142 / bex..
Rosalind Franklin, a British DNA Scientist - Rev / by David Knapton
m - unknown
2020 - Lp143,44 and 45 / bex.. Designer, The Walt Disney Co Three 50p's, - Revs show the Winnie The Pooh series by A.A. Milne (in Lp order) : -1 / Winnie the Pooh, : - 2 / Christopher Robin and : - 3 / Piglet
m - unknown
2020 - Lp146 / bex.. Rev shows, Diversity Built Britain
m - unknown
2020 - Lp147 / bex.. The Snowman - (Dec 2020) the 2nd one
m - unknown
2021 - Lp148,149,150 / bex.. - Obv by - Jody Clark , / Revs by Robert Nicholls Three more in the Dinosaur range (in Apr) - The Temnodontosaurus, Plesiosaurus and Dimorphodon
m - unknown
In the Dinosaur 50p range, look out for the rare
The Ithinkhesawrausrex - Last spotted by Pete Bog and Emley Moor. - (14/8/35) - N.Yorks. Moors
m - unknown
2021 - Lp151 / bex..
John Logie Baird ( Scots ) Inventor of the First working T.V. on 26/01/1926
m - unknown
2021 - Lp152 / bex..
'Team G B'- 2nd Coin for this Event / see Lp137 , also Dual Dated, 2020 on the Rev by David Knapton (2020 and 2021) - Obv / Jody Clark
m - unknown
2021 - Lp153, 54 and 55 / bex.. - Obv / Jody Clark : Rev / by the Walt Disney Co. 1 / Winnie the Pooh & friends : - 2 / Owl : - 3 / Tigger.
m - unknown
2021 - Guest Insert / Isle of Man - 50-Pence * A Double Headed - Obv or Monarch's Head. (Rev & Obv Sides) - I have a coin to show the 95th Birthday of our Queen . - N.B. - for the I.O.M. only *
m - unknown
2021 - Lp156 / bex.. - (5th Dec) Snowman and Child. - (the 3rd now)
m - unknown
2022 - Lp157 / bex .. - (7th Feb) The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, 70yrs ago & Her Accession to the Throne in 1952 / 2022 - (Coronation was in 1953)
m - unknown
     
2022 - Lp158 / bex .. - (1st Apr) - Obv by Jody Clark. - Rev / Walt Disney Co. 'Eeyore', The Donkey, - W. the Pooh series.
m - unknown
2022 - Lp159 / bex.. - (17th May) - The 1st in a Collection / Set of - 5 Coins, in 2022
Special issue, Gold Plated & a Dual Rev design. - Platinum Jubilee and 70yrs of * - H.M.'s Reign - *
m - unknown
2022 - Lp160 / bex .. - (1st July)

50 Yrs of 'Pride' . - Rev / by Dominique Holmes - Obv / by Jody Clark

m - unknown
2022 - Lp161 / bex .. - (2nd July) Alan Turing / Code Breaker / The man who broke the Enigma Code and changed The War - Rev / by Matthew Dent & Christian Davies - Obv / by Jody Clark
m - unknown
     
 
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Refs / L = Roman 50, and 'p' for pence, for all Listed 50p's
From 1969 to date
For easy Location

ADDENDUM

You may like to visit Blunham.com and the 'Home / Index' page and our delightful Bedfordshire village with its Thatched Cottages, try the links and the extensive researches by Colin Hinson over many years. Ener into our Victorian Public Houses, or 'Misc & Mash' , - 'The Ghost of Theo's Wreck.' or a trip to a Bygone Guernsey - c1800s to the 1970's. . - Link back to the Index Page and 'Home Page' @ top LHS

For the 50 Pence Collector : these dates can Only be found in ' Proof sets' or 'Year Type sets' mounted on a card. The latter were to be found - c1970s & 1980s in large G.P.O's , appointed by the Royal Mint as distributors, but this nice idea was later dropped. // 1971,1972,1974,1984,1986,1987,1990,1995 and1997 - so Not issued for general circulation.

Finally : note the Three Lowest Mintages, in 'ascending' order are, 1992/93 , m = 109,000, - the 1984 m = 158,820, Only found in the Royal Mint, 1984 Year Type presentation card set - and the 2009 Kew Gdns. - m = 210,000 , so all Very Low indeed. ( compared to the 10's of millions for other years )


Acknowledgements to Colin Hinson, Philippa Exley and the Royal Mint archives

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