• 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22927
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22926
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22928
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22925
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22927
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22926
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22928
  • 2016 UK Coin 50p BU 	950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 22925
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2016 UK Coin 50p BU 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

The 2016 fifty pence commemorates the 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Struck to a brilliant uncirculated finish, this 50p is British legal tender and comes in a presentation folder.

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When King Edward of England (Edward the Confessor) died in 1066, he left no heir to the throne. The Anglo-Saxon King, Harold Godwinson, became his successor, which led to a three-way battle between the King, Harald Hardrada (the Viking king of Norway) and William, the Duke of Normandy. Harald Hardrada was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, leaving King Harold and the Anglo-Saxons, and William and the French-Normans to fight for the crown. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14th October, 1066. The Saxons created a shield wall of which the Normans spent most of the battle trying to defeat. Thinking the Normans were retreating, the Saxons left broke the shield in order to chase them, a mistake as the Normans has lured them away in order to kill them. Harold Godwinson was killed and the Normans defeated. William took the throne and was given the nickname William the Conqueror. The battle is famously shown on the Bayeux Tapestry.

Mintage for the 2016 Battle of Hastings 50p circulation coin that you will find in your change is 6,700,000. BU coins are struck twice to achieve a higher definition.

We received our first delivery on 18th November, 2015.

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Obverse

The obverse features the fifth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin was designed by the Royal Mint engarver, John Bergdahl. It features King Harold and the famous fate he is believed to have suffered - an arrow in the eye.

Specification

Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Mint The Royal Mint
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