What are the rare 50p coins in general circulation?

Fifty Pence 50p Collectors Guide 2018

If you want to know what are the rare 50p coins produced in the UK, check our chart of the Mintage Figures for all 50 pence coins produced in the UK by The Royal Mint.

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ImageYearEventDesignMintage
EC Presidency 50p1992 - 1993EC Presidency 50pUnited Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the completion of the Single European Market. A representation of a table on which are placed twelve stars, linked by a network of lines to each other and also to twelve chairs around the table, on one of which appear the letters "UK", and with the dates "1992" and "1993" above and the value "50 PENCE" below109,000
2009 Kew Gardens 50p2009Kew Gardens 50pTo celebrate the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in Surrey. A design showing the pagoda encircled by a vine and accompanied by the dates "1759" and "2009", with the word "KEW" at the base of the pagoda.210,000
Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p 2016Jemima Puddle-Duck 50pAn image of Jemima Puddle-Duck and her name. There are just over 2 million jemima puddle duck 50p in circulation, making it the rarest of the Beatrix Potter 2016 coins.2,100,000
2003 Womens Social and Political Union 50p2003100th Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union2003 Women's Social and Political Union 50p - The figure of a suffragette chained to railings and holding a banner on which appear the letters WSPU, to the right a ballot paper marked with a cross and the words GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, to the left the value 50 PENCE, and below and to the far right the Anniversary dates 1903 and 20033,124,030
2011 WWF 50p2011WWF 50pCelebrating 50 years of the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with Fifty small symbols showing the range of work of the WWF3,400,000
Squirrel Nutkin 50p 2016Squirrel Nutkin 50pAn image of Squirrel Nutkin and his name. Part of the 2016 series to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.5,000,000
50th Anniversary of the National Health Service 50p Coin1998NHS 50p50th Anniversary of the National Health Service 50p - A pair of hands set against a pattern of radiating lines with the words "FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY" and the value "50 PENCE",accompanied by the initials "NHS" which appear five times on the outer border5,001,000
1998 European Union 50p19981998 EU 50p United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union, and the 25th Anniversary of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community - a celebratory arrangement of stars with the letters "EU" between the Anniversary dates "1973" and "1998", and the value 50 PENCE below5,043,000
2013 Benjamin Britten 50p2013Benjamin Britten 50pCelebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. The composer's name, written across musical bars, value is on the obverse for the first time5,300,000
2015 Battle of Britain 50p2015Battle of Britain 50p75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Pilots running to their planes while planes fly above them5,900,000
2014 Commonwealth Games 50p2014Commonwealth Games 50p - 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A cyclist and a runner, separated by the Flag of Scotland6,500,000
Battle of Hastings 50p2016Battle of Hastings 50pKing Harold hit in the eye with an arrow, a detail from the Bayeux Tapestry.6,700,000
1994 50 pence199450th Anniversary of the D-Day LandingsA design representing the 1994 50 pence - Allied invasion force heading for Normandy and filling the sea and sky, together with the value "50 PENCE"6,705,520
Beatrix Potter 50p Coin2016150th Anniversary of the Birth of Beatrix PotterA portrait of Beatrix Potter above along with her name, dates of her birth and death (1866-1943) and Peter Rabbit6,900,000
Team GB 50p2016Team GB 50pOfficial UK coin to support Team GB
Featuring an original design created for Rio 2016
6,900,000
2013 Christopher Ironside 50p20132013 Christopher Ironside 50pCelebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Christopher Ironside. The design which Ironside made for the 50p coin, showing the Coat of arms of the United Kingdom7,000,000
2010 Girlguiding 50p2010Girlguiding 50pCelebrating 100 Years of Girlguiding UK. A hexagon made of six of the shamrock symbols of The Girl Guides.7,410,090
2007 Scouting 50p2007Scouting 50pCentenary of the Foundation of the Scouting Movement. A fleur-de-lis superimposed over a globe and surrounded by the inscription "BE PREPARED", the dates "1907" and "2007", and the denomination "FIFTY PENCE"7,710,750
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p2016Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 50pAn image of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and her name. 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter series.8,800,000
2004 Roger Bannister 50p200450th Anniversary of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister2004 Roger Bannister 50p - The legs of a running athlete with a stylised stopwatch in the background and the value 50 PENCE below9,032,500
Peter Rabbit 50p2016Peter Rabbit 50pAn image of Peter Rabbit and his name. 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter series.9,600,000
2006 Soldier 50p2006150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 22006 Soldier 50p - Depiction of a soldier carrying a wounded comrade with an outline of the Victoria Cross surrounded by a sunburst effect in the background10,000,500
Public Libraries 50p2000150th Anniversary of the Public Libraries Act 18502000 Public Libraries 50p - The turning pages of a book, the Anniversary dates "1850" and "2000", and the value "50 PENCE", all above a classical library building on which appear the words "PUBLIC LIBRARIES" and,within the pediment, representations of compact discs11,263,000
2006 Victoria Cross 50p2006150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross 12006 Victoria Cross 50p - Depiction of the obverse and reverse of a Victoria Cross with the date 29 JAN 1856 in the centre of the reverse of the Cross, the letters VC to the right and the value FIFTY PENCE below12,087,000
2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50p2005250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50p - Entries from the Dictionary for the words FIFTY and PENCE, with the figure 50 above, and the inscription JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY 1755 below17,649,000

The above table is from mintage figures published by The Royal Mint.