In 1973 the Royal Mint issued its first ever commemorative 50 Pence, in fact it is the only
large sized 50p that is a commemorative. It was for our joining the European Community,
good for some bad for others, but still the first and only large sized 50p commemorative.
It was issued in Proof cupronickel only, not silver, not gold, just the same metal as the regular
circulating coins. Gosh in those days the Royal Mint wasn't trying to sell every metal in
We can offer this commemorative 50p from 1973 in Proof condition. They are now over 45 years old.
In April of 1984 Prince Andrew visited the island of St. Helena, as a member of the Armed
Forces. This was two years before his marriage to Miss Sarah Ferguson known to us all as
Fergie. It features the Queens portrait and the denomination of 50p on the obverse and of
course the portrait of Prince Andrew along with the date on the reverse.
St. Helena is best known as the place that Napoleon died.
1998 Rank-Broadley 50p Brilliant Uncirculated. In 1997 the Royal Mint reduced the size of the 50 Pence piece. In 1998 they introduced
a new bust of the Queen for our coinage, it was done by Ian Rank-Broadley.
This coin is difficult to get and many collectors are missing it from their collections. We have managed to find a small group in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and now offer them to you. Each coin has the new portrait of the Queen on one side and a seated Britannia on the other. It is the first coin of the new series with the Rank- Broadley bust of the Queen.
All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and quite difficult to get.