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2019 Silver Proof 50 Years of the 50p Coin

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This 2019 Silver Proof Fifty Pence coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic coin. First issued in 1969, this coin features the original reverse design by Christopher Ironside, as well as a special privy mark. 

The coins have a limited edition presentation of just 3,500. 


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To celebrate the 50th anniversary, this coin uses the iconic seated Britannia on the reverse. This appeared on the original coins. The coin also has a privy mark on the reverse to commemorate the event. 

Interestingly, this 2019 fifty pence coin is the same specification as current fifty pence coins. When the coin was first issued it was larger (30mm) and weighed more (13.5g) than the current coins. In 1997 the coin was changed to be 27.3mm and 8g. 


The obverse shows the fifth coinage effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. 


The reverse was designed by Christoper Ironside and shows the iconic seated Britannia. She is shown with a shield on one side and a lion on the other. The coin uses the original text:


A special privy mark is featured which symbolises the science behind the 7-sided coins shape. 


Diameter 27.30 mm
Weight 8g
Denomination Fifty Pence
Alloy 0.925 Sterling Silver
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
Mint The Royal Mint
Mintage  3,500


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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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