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    Decimal Commemorative Fifty Pence's

    The Commemorative Fifty Pence's were struck to mark important events or achievements and their anniversaries.

    EEC

    1973 Clasped hands forming a circle (to Commemorate Britain entering the European Economic Community)

    Date Mintage
    1973 89,775,000

    Elizabeth II 1973 EEC Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 1973 EEC Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - D·G·REG·F·D· ELIZABETH II Translated means By the Grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and Defender of the Faith

    Reverse Inscription - 1973 50 PENCE

    EC Single Market

    1992-93 Conference table with stars (to celebrate the completion of the EC single market)

    Date Mintage
    1992-1993 109,000

    Elizabeth II 1992-1993 EC Single Market Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 1992-1993 EC Single Market Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH II DEI·GRA·REG·F·D· Translated means By the Grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and Defender of the Faith

    Reverse Inscription - 1992 1993 50 PENCE

    D-Day

    1994 The D-Day landings Commemorative coin

    Date Mintage
    1994 6,706,000

    Elizabeth II 1994 D-Day Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 1994 D-Day Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1994 Translated means By the Grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and Defender of the Faith 1994

    Reverse Inscription - 50 PENCE

    25th Anniversary of entry to EEC

    1998 Star shaped fire works (to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Britain's entry into the EEC)

    Date Mintage
    1998 4,967,000

    Elizabeth II 1998 25th Anniversary of entry to EEC Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 1998 25th Anniversary of entry to EEC Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·1998 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 1998

    Reverse Inscription - 1978 1998 50 PENCE

    NHS

    1998 Open hands emitting rays of light (to celebrate 50 years of the NHS)

    Date Mintage
    1998 5,001,000

    Elizabeth II 1998 NHS Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 1998 NHS Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·1998 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 1998

    Reverse Inscription - NHS NHS NHS NHS NHS 50 PENCE And FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY as part of the device

    Libraries

    2000 Public Libraries (to celebrate 150th Anniversary of Public Libraries)

    Date Mintage
    2000 5,000,000

    Elizabeth II 2000 Public Libraries Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2000 Public Libraries Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2000 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2000

    Reverse Inscription - ·1850·2000· 50 PENCE ·PUBLIC LIBRARIES·

    Suffragette

    2003 Suffragette coin (to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Women's Political and Social Union)

    Date Mintage
    2003 3,124,030

    Elizabeth II 2003 Suffragette Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2003 Suffragette Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2003 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2003

    Reverse Inscription - 50 PENCE 1903 2003 and GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE in the device

    4 minute mile

    2004 Runners legs with stopwatch in background (to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first 4 minute mile run completed by Roger Bannister)

    Date Mintage
    2004 5,000,000

    Elizabeth II 2004 4 minute mile Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2004 4 minute mile Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2004 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2004

    Reverse Inscription - 50 PENCE

    English dictionary

    2005 Coin covered in writing saying Fifty Pence in many different ways (to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's English dictionary)

    Date Mintage
    2005 36,125,000

    Elizabeth II 2005 English dictionary Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2005 English dictionary Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2005 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2005

    Reverse Inscription - ·50· JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY 1755 Device made up of dictionary like examples of 50 Pence

    Victoria Cross 1

    2006 An image of soldier carrying somebody with a cross behind them. (to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross)

    Date Mintage
    2006 12,087,000

    Elizabeth II 2006 Victoria Cross Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2006 Victoria Cross Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2006 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2006

    Reverse Inscription - FIFTY PENCE

    Victoria Cross 2

    2006 An image of the Victoria Cross(to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross)

    Date Mintage
    2006 10,000,500

    Elizabeth II 2006 Victoria Cross Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2006 Victoria Cross Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2006 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2006

    Reverse Inscription - FIFTY PENCE

    Scouts

    2007 The coin has a picture of the Scouts badge on it (to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Scouts)

    Date Mintage
    2007 7,710,750

    Elizabeth II 2007 Scouts Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2007 Scouts Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2007 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2007

    Reverse Inscription - 1907 FIFTY PENCE 2007 BE PREPARED

    Kew Garden's

    2009 Image of a tower with a vine warped around it going from bottom to top. (to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Kew Gardens)

    Date Mintage
    2009 210,000

    Elizabeth II 2009 Kew Garden's Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2009 Kew Garden's Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D FIFTY PENCE when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith FIFTY PENCE

    Reverse Inscription - 1759 2009

    Girl Guides

    2010 Girl Guide badge on the reverse. (to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Guides)

    Date Mintage
    2010 7,010,090

    Elizabeth II 2010 Girl Guides Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2010 Girl Guides Fifty Pence (Reverse)

    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2010 when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith 2010

    Reverse Inscription - CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF GIRL GUIDING UK 50 PENCE

    WWF

    The 2011 WWF coin was struck in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the WWF and the conservation work it has done.

    Date Mintage
    2011 1,000,000

    Elizabeth II 2011 WWF Fifty Pence (Obverse)Elizabeth II 2011 WWF Fifty Pence (Reverse)


    Obverse Inscription - ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D FIFTY PENCE when translated means By the grace of God Elizabeth II Queen and defender of the faith FIFTY PENCE

    Reverse Inscription - WWF is in the centre of the device 2011 is found at the bottom of the reverse.