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The 50p Collector's Series - The Limited Editions Collection

Author: Victoria Toothill - Guest Writer

Published: 5 May 2020

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2020

Synopsis

Warning! This list is for the serious collectors. It is the biggest of all of our collections. Just looking at it might give you a headache! Also, some of these coins will have a serious price tag as these are the 50p coins that were issued as limited editions. This includes BU (brilliant uncirculated) 50ps, proof 50ps and 50ps made from silver and gold. Read about the difference between BU and proof coins here. There are also coins listed below, which have such low mintage numbers, it is nigh on impossible to get your hands on one.

2009 Kew Gardens Gold Proof 50 Pence Coin

How Does It Work?

The list in the table below covers every design (of both old and new 50p coin) that has been issued as a limited edition and there are a lot of them! Limited edition coins are created by The Royal Mint solely for sale to collectors and are never released into general circulation. We have arranged them in order of rarity using their mintage number

Newer BU (brilliant uncirculated) coins have mintages listed as UNLIMITED. This is because The Royal Mint do not decide on issue limits for their BU coins. This allows them to sell as many of these coins as they get orders for. So, the limit for BU coins is set only by public demand. The final mintage number for these BU coins is only released by The Royal Mint a few years after the coin's release, when they are satisfied that they have made as many sales as they can. Then they stop listing the coin for sale, record the final mintage number and publish it on the commemorative coin sales page of their website.  As soon as this information is released for the newer coins, we will update the table below to include it.

Brilliant uncirculated, proof, silver and gold 50ps can also be found in annual UK coin sets, produced by The Royal Mint, some of which go all the way back to the creation of the 50p in 1969. These coins are not considered in the mintage numbers shown in this table as it is unlikely that they will ever be removed from their sets and sold or traded as individual coins. We have made an exception for the new 2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p coin as it is only available in annual sets. 

There are also philatelic numismatic covers or PNCs, which are issued jointly by The Royal Mint and Royal Mail. We have not included these in this collection as we are hoping to create them a collection of their own. As soon as this is complete we will add a link here.

Beginning with the rarest, this series will explore each coin in our limited editions collection. We will discuss the coins themselves, the history behind their design and their mintage information. Just click on the coin you would like to learn more about in the table below. 

The Limited Editions 50p Collection Table

Date Design Mintage
2012 Canoeing 50p Gold Piedfort 2
2012 Sailing 50p Gold Piedfort 2
2012 Shooting 50p Gold Piedfort 2
2012 Boxing 50p Gold Piedfort 3
2012 Equestrian 50p Gold Piedfort 7
2012 Triathlon 50p Gold Piedfort 7
2012 Tennis 50p Gold Piedfort 10
2012 Athletics 50p Gold Piedfort 11
2012 Cycling 50p Gold Piedfort 11
2012 Rowing 50p Gold Piedfort 11
1973 European Economic Community 50p Piedfort 24
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold 48
2019 Paddington at The Tower 50p Gold 50
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 50p Gold 50
2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Gold 70
2019 50 years of the 50p Gold (Coin Set British Culture) 75
2019 50 years of the 50p Gold (Coin Set Military) 75
2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p Gold ONLY AVAILABLE IN ANNUAL SETS 75
2013 Christopher Ironside 50p Gold 198
2014 Glasgow 50p Gold 233
2016 Battle of Hastings 50p Gold 237
2011 WWF 50p Gold 243
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver in Acrylic Block 250
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver in Modular Case 250
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Silver in Black Case 250
2016 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p Silver in Black Case 250
2016 Squirrel Nutkin 50p Silver in Black Case 250
2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p Gold 282
2018 Representation of the People 50p Gold 300
2019 50 years of the 50p Gold 300
2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p Silver Piedfort ONLY AVAILABLE IN ANNUAL SETS 300
2016 Team GB 50p Gold 302
2020 Hylaeosaurus 50p Gold 350
2020 Iguanodon 50p Gold 350
2020 Megalosaurus 50p Gold 350
2010 Girl Guiding 50p Gold 355
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold with Book 377
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 4th portrait) 50p Gold 389
2018 The Snowman 50p Gold 400
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p Gold with Box 400
2018 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold with Book 450
2011 Athletics 50p BU in presentation folder signed by Daley Thompson 500
2011 Athletics 50p BU in presentation folder signed by Dame Kelly Holmes 500
2011 Athletics 50p BU in presentation folder signed by Lord Sebastian Coe 500
2011 Rowing 50p BU in presentation folder signed by Sir Steve Redgrave 500
2016 Team GB 50p Silver in Capsule 500
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold 500
2018 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold 500
2019 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold 500
2020 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour 500
2020 Peter Rabbit 50p Gold 500
2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p Silver ONLY AVAILABLE IN ANNUAL SETS 500
2014 Glasgow 50p Piedfort 505
2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Piedfort 515
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 5th portrait) 50p Gold 520
2005 Dictionary 50p Gold 584
2018 Paddington at the Station 50p Gold LEP 600
2018 Paddington at the Palace 50p Gold LEP 600
2019 Paddington at The Tower 50p Gold LEP 600
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 50p Gold LEP 600
2019 The Gruffalo 50p Gold 600
2019 Gruffalo and the Mouse 50p Gold 600
2019 The Snowman 50p Gold 600
2009 Kew Gardens 50p Gold 629
2019 Wallace and Grommit 50p Gold 630
2018 Paddington at the Station 50p Gold 650
2018 Paddington at the Palace 50p Gold 650
1998 NHS 50p Gold 651
2004 Roger Bannister 50p Gold 664
2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p Base Proof 706
2000 Public Libraries Act 50p Gold 710
2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Silver 717
2016 Beatrix Potter 50p Gold 732
2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 50p Gold 804
2013 Christopher Ironside 50p Piedfort 816
2006 Victoria Cross - Award 50p Gold 866
2003 Suffragette 50p Gold 942
2019 The Gruffalo 50p Gift Set 1,000
1998 EU 50p Gold 1,177
2019 50 years of the 50p Piedfort (Coin Set Military) 1,220
2007 Scouting Movement 50p Gold 1,250
2016 Team GB 50p Piedfort 1,296
2017 Mr Jeremy Fisher 50p Silver with Book 1,355
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 4th portrait) 50p Piedfort 1,422
2017 Tom Kitten 50p Silver with Book 1,427
2016 Battle of Hastings 50p Piedfort 1,469
2020 Brexit 50p Gold 1,500
2014 Glasgow 50p Silver 1,508
2007 Scouting Movement 50p Piedfort 1,555
2017 Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver with Book 1,607
2013 Christopher Ironside 50p Silver 1,823
1992 European Single Market 50p Gold 1,864
1994 D-Day 50p Gold 1,877
2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p Piedfort 1,935
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 5th portrait) 50p Piedfort 1,940
2019 50 years of the 50p Piedfort 1,969
2019 50 years of the 50p Silver (Coin Set British Culture) 1,969
2019 50 years of the 50p Silver (Coin Set Military) 1,969
2011 WWF 50p Piedfort 2,244
2016 Battle of Hastings 50p Silver 2,338
2016 Beatrix Potter 50p Piedfort 2,486
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p Silver 2,500
2019 Wallace and Grommit 50p Silver with Colour 2,500
2019 The Snowman 50p Silver with Colour 2,500
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Book 2,623
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 4th portrait) 50p Silver 2,839
2010 Girl Guiding 50p Piedfort 2,879
2018 Representation of the People 50p Piedfort 2,918
2009 Kew Gardens 50p Piedfort 2,967
2020 Hylaeosaurus 50p Silver 3,000
2020 Iguanodon 50p Silver 3,000
2020 Megalosaurus 50p Silver 3,000
2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 50p Piedfort 3,415
2018 Representation of the People 50p Silver 3,500
2018 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Book 3,500
2018 Flopsy Bunny 50p Silver with Book 3,500
2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Silver with Book 3,500
2018 Mrs Tittlemouse 50p Silver with Book 3,500
2019 50 years of the 50p Silver 3,500
2019 50 years of the 50p BU (Coin Set British Culture with Display Case) 3,500
2006 Victoria Cross - Award 50p Piedfort 3,532
2005 Dictionary 50p Piedfort 3,808
2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p Silver 3,875
2016 Team GB 50p Silver 3,956
2005 Dictionary 50p Silver 4,029
2004 Roger Bannister 50p Piedfort 4,054
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 5th portrait) 50p Silver 4,200
2013 Christopher Ironside 50p BU 4,403
2004 Roger Bannister 50p Silver 4,924
2018 The Snowman 50p Silver with Colour 5,000
2019 The Gruffalo 50p Silver With Colour 5,000
2019 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour 5,000
2019 Gruffalo and the Mouse 50p Silver with Colour 5,000
2020 Entry and Withdrawal Pair (2020 Brexit BU and 1973 EEC VF) 5,000
2013 Benjamin Britten 50p BU 5,098
1998 NHS 50p Piedfort 5,117
2016 Battle of Hastings 50p BU in Tubes 5,139
2010 Girl Guiding 50p Silver 5,271
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p Silver with Box 5,500
2000 Public Libraries Act 50p Piedfort 5,721
2003 Suffragette 50p Silver 6,267
2006 Victoria Cross - Award 50p Silver 6,310
2003 Suffragette 50p Piedfort 6,795
2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 50p Silver 6,872
2020 Hylaeosaurus 50p Silver with Colour 7,000
2020 Iguanodon 50p Silver with Colour 7,000
2020 Megalosaurus 50p Silver with Colour 7,000
2016 Beatrix Potter 50p Silver 7,471
2009 Kew Gardens 50p Silver 7,575
2000 Public Libraries Act 50p Silver 7,634
1998 EU 50p Piedfort 8,440
2016 Team GB 50p BU in Tubes 8,484
1998 EU 50p Silver 8,859
1998 NHS 50p Silver 9,032
2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p Base Proof ONLY AVAILABLE IN ANNUAL SETS 9,500
2003 Suffragette 50p BU 9,582
2019 50 years of the 50p Pair (2019 Royal Shield BU and 1969 Brittania VF) 9,995
1994 D-Day 50p Piedfort 10,000
2004 Roger Bannister 50p BU 10,371
2007 Scouting Movement 50p Silver 10,895
1992 European Single Market 50p Piedfort 10,993
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 50p Silver with Colour 12,500
2019 Paddington at The Tower 50p Silver with Colour 12,500
2020 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour LEP 14,500
2014 Glasgow 50p BU 14,581
2016 Squirrel Nutkin 50p Silver 14,893
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Silver with Colour 14,921
2016 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p Silver with Colour 14,993
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour 14,995
2018 Paddington at the Station 50p Silver with Colour 15,000
2018 Paddington at the Palace 50p Silver with Colour 15,000
2018 The Snowman 50p Silver with Colour LEP 15,000
2018 Sir Isaac Newton 50p BU Strike Your Own 19,934
2016 Battle of Hastings 50p BU 21,718
2011 WWF 50p Silver 24,870
2019 The Gruffalo 50p Silver With Colour LEP 25,000
2019 Gruffalo and the Mouse 50p Silver with Colour LEP 25,000
2019 Wallace and Grommit 50p Silver with Colour LEP 25,000
2019 The Snowman 50p Silver with Colour LEP 25,000
2019 Paddington at The Tower 50p Silver with Colour LEP 25,000
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 50p Silver with Colour LEP 25,000
1992 European Single Market 50p Silver 26,890
2011 Athletics 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Cycling 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Aquatics 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Archery 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Badminton 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Basketball 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Boccia 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Boxing 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Canoeing 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Equestrian 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Fencing 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Football 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Goalball 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Gymnastics 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Handball 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Hockey 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Judo 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Modern Pentathlon 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Rowing 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Sailing 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Shooting 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Table Tennis 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Taekwondo 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Tennis 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Triathlon 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Volleyball 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Weightlifting 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Wheelchair Rugby 50p Silver 30,000
2011 Wrestling 50p Silver 30,000
2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Silver with Colour 30,000
2018 Mrs Tittlemouse 50p Silver with Colour 30,000
2019 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour LEP 30,000
2006 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 50p BU 31,266
2017 Tom Kitten 50p Silver 32,713
2016 Team GB 50p BU 34,162
2017 Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver 34,214
2017 Mr Jeremy Fisher 50p Silver 34,394
1973 European Economic Community 50p Silver 35,000
2018 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver with Colour 35,000
2018 Flopsy Bunny 50p Silver with Colour 35,000
2015 Battle of Britain (HM 4th portrait) 50p BU Error coin 35,199
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Silver 36,761
2006 Victoria Cross - Award 50p BU 37,176
2006 Victoria Cross BU Pair (2006 VCA BU and 2006 VCHA BU) 37,176
1994 D-Day 50p Silver 40,000
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p BU in Tubes 42,384
2016 Squirrel Nutkin 50p BU 45,884
2007 Scouting Movement 50p BU 46,632
2020 Brexit 50p Silver 47,000
2016 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p BU 47,597
2016 Beatrix Potter 50p BU in Tubes 48,650
2010 Girl Guiding 50p BU in presentation folder 50,000
2020 Megalosaurus BU with Colour 50p 50,000
2020 Iguanodon BU with Colour 50p 50,000
2020 Hylaeosaurus BU with Colour 50p 50,000
2016 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p BU in Tubes 52,937
2016 Squirrel Nutkin 50p BU in Tubes 53,660
2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p BU 54,057
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p BU 54,929
2018 Paddington at the Station 50p Silver with Colour LEP 60,000
2018 Paddington at the Palace 50p Silver with Colour LEP 60,000
2016 Beatrix Potter 50p BU 61,658
1994 D-Day 50p Base Proof 66,720
2011 WWF 50p BU 67,299
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p BU in Tubes 69,231
2016 Peter Rabbit 50p BU 93,851
2010 Girl Guiding 50p BU 99,075
1973 European Economic Community 50p BU 100,000
1992 European Single Market 50p BU 100,000
1998 EU 50p BU 100,000
1998 NHS 50p BU 100,000
2000 Public Libraries Act 50p BU 100,000
2009 Athletics 50p BU Blue Peter Edition 100,000
2011 Goalball 50p BU on Card 114,334
2011 Canoeing 50p BU on Card 116,114
2011 Handball 50p BU on Card 117,566
2011 Taekwondo 50p BU on Card 120,210
2011 Wheelchair Rugby 50p BU on Card 121,175
2011 Weightlifting 50p BU on Card 121,778
2011 Table Tennis 50p BU on Card 123,195
2011 Modern Pentathlon 50p BU on Card 123,357
2011 Volleyball 50p BU on Card 124,115
2011 Badminton 50p BU on Card 124,237
2011 Shooting 50p BU on Card 125,398
2011 Boccia 50p BU on Card 126,662
2011 Wrestling 50p BU on Card 127,279
2009 Kew Gardens 50p BU 128,364
2011 Judo 50p BU on Card 128,442
2011 Hockey 50p BU on Card 130,813
2011 Fencing 50p BU on Card 130,815
2011 Basketball 50p BU on Card 137,157
2011 Sailing 50p BU on Card 138,535
2011 Archery 50p BU on Card 140,195
2011 Rowing 50p BU on Card 140,977
2011 Boxing 50p BU on Card 142,151
2011 Tennis 50p BU on Card 144,535
2011 Equestrian 50p BU on Card 145,122
2011 Gymnastics 50p BU on Card 145,895
2011 Triathlon 50p BU on Card 146,354
2011 Cycling 50p BU on Card 156,872
2011 Aquatics 50p BU on Card 157,990
2017 Benjamin Bunny 50p BU 158,022
2017 Tom Kitten 50p BU 159,302
2017 Mr Jeremy Fisher 50p BU 165,668
2011 Athletics 50p BU on Card 168,498
1994 D-Day 50p BU 177,970
2011 Football 50p BU on Card 188,262
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p BU 221,866
2018 Representation of the People 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 Peter Rabbit 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 Flopsy Bunny 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 Mrs Tittlemouse 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 Paddington at the Station 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 Paddington at the Palace 50p BU UNLIMITED
2018 The Snowman 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 The Gruffalo 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 Peter Rabbit 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 Paddington at The Tower 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 50 years of the 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 50 years of the 50p BU (Coin Set British Culture with Info Card) UNLIMITED
2019 Gruffalo and the Mouse 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 Wallace and Grommit 50p BU UNLIMITED
2019 The Snowman 50p BU UNLIMITED
2020 Brexit 50p BU UNLIMITED
2020 Peter Rabbit 50p BU UNLIMITED
2020 Hylaeosaurus BU 50p UNLIMITED
2020 Iguanodon BU 50p UNLIMITED
2020 Megalosaurus BU 50p UNLIMITED
2020 Team GB (Tokyo 2020) 50p BU ONLY AVAILABLE IN ANNUAL SETS UNLIMITED

Always More To Collect...

If you would rather stick to coins that were entered into circulation, explore our list of the 50p coins currently in circulation or the 50ps in circulation from 1969-1997 (these were recalled when the new smaller 50p was minted in 1997).

Interestingly, the coins within this list can often be broken down further into collections of their own. For example, the wildly popular Beatrix Potter Collection or London 2012 Sports Collection. These collections are made up of fewer coins and so, although still a competitive market, these can be easier to complete for beginners. See our Collections Page for more options.

Further Reading

If you would like to know about the 50 pence coin and some of the most iconic pieces of collectable coinage in numismatics we recommend the following:

The Most Collectable 50 Pence Coins

Olympic 50p - The Error Coin You Won't Find in Your Change

Is My Fifty Pence Rare?

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