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.
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.
DDAY50P 50th Anniv of D-Day Unc 50 Pence. In 1994 the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50 Pence for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important days in World War II. It was the older large sized 50 Pence and today it is very difficult to find, especially in Uncirculated condition. One of the marketing companies is selling this coin for £11.00, which I think is far too much. True it is difficult to find, but still £11.00 is a lot of money. We have some in stock and are offering it for £6.95, which I believe is a much more realistic and fairer price.