Benjamin Britten 50p

Benjamin Britten 50p Coin

Benjamin Britten 50p
Benjamin Britten 50p

The Benjamin Britten 50p was issued in 2013 by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 100th Anniversary (1913 to 2013) of the birth of this famous British composer.

Note there are different variants of this coin so educate yourself here before you buy or sell one.

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Brand New Cheap Commemorative Jemima Puddleduck Beatrix Potter Olympics 50p coin

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Various Rare Commemorative 50p Coins - Olympics Jemima Puddle Duck Royal Mint

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Rare & Valuable UK 50p Pence Coins Circulated Beatrix Potter London Olympics WWF

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50p Coin 2013 Benjamin Britten Composer Blow Bugle Blow FREEPOST

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Benjamin Britten Circulated Coin

Benjamin Britten 50p

This is the circulated coin (found in your pocket change). It is the first UK coin to show the date (2013) and denomination (FIFTY PENCE) on the same side of the coin - the obverse (the back).

The coin features the uplifting words BLOW BUGLE BLOW and SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING along with the composer's name BENJAMIN BRITTEN in a stave.

The Benjamin Britten 50p coins are being held by private British Coin Collectors so the availability to the public is reducing.

Benjamin Britten BU Coin Pack

The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) version, in a sealed coin pack.

These are selling on eBay for around £65!

Benjamin Britten 50p

2013 Royal Mint Benjamin Britten 100th Anniv 50p Fifty Pence Coin Pack Sealed

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2013 Brilliant Uncirculated Benjamin Britten 50p Coin Pack Sealed Royal Mint

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UK 2013 BENJAMIN BRITTEN 50 PENCE B/UNC PACK - still mint sealed pack

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Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Folder

2013 benjamin britten coin folder

The Royal Mint also released a special Limited Issue Brilliant Uncirculated Benjamin Britten 50p Fifty Pence Coin Folder.

First Day Cover Coin & Stamp

benjamin britten coin and stamp

Produced by The Royal Mint and Royal Mail a first day cover with the 50p coin and Benjamin Britten Stamp.

The Royal Mint and Royal Mail Coin and Stamp cover - £14.95 on the day of release.

Benjamin Britten Silver Proof Coin

The rare silver-proof version of this coin had an original selling price of £90 and came in a special presentation box with a certificate.

Only 1,000 were issued to mark the 100th birthday of the British composer.

From completed listings we have seen on eBay, they may now fetch as much as £350.

2013 Silver Proof Piedfort BENJAMIN BRITTEN 50p Coin 515 Minted RARE

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2013: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten 50p SILVER PROOF Coin

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2013 Silver Piedfort Proof 50p coin "Benjamin Britten" in Case / COA (J10/43)

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2013 Royal Mint 100th Anniversary of Birth of Benjamin Britten Silver Proof 50p

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[2013 UK Coin]1x Royal Mint 50p Silver Proof Coin Benjamin Britten 1913

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2013 Silver Piedfort Proof 50p coin "Benjamin Britten" in Case / COA (AC6/16)

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The Benjamin Britten Coin Details

The Royal Mint Coin Specification

Issued2013
Diameter27.30mm
Weight8.00g
Thickness1.78mm
CompositionCupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse DesignerPortrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2013 - Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (IRB)
Reverse DesignerTom Phillips CBE RA
EdgePlain
Mintage5,300,000

Full details of this coin are posted on the Royal Mint website here

How many Benjamin Britten 50p coins were minted?

The Royal Mint mintage records show they issued 5.3 million standard versions.

Is the Benjamin Britten 50p rare?

With a mintage of 5,300,000, the coin isn't as rare a coin as first thought.
The rarest UK 50p coin is the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p with a mintage of only 210,000 coins in circulation.

What is the value of the Benjamin Britten 50p?

We just bought one in great condition on ebay.co.uk for £5 including postage however they are reportedly selling on eBay for thousands of pounds.

Approximate values:

Circulated average condition:£0.50 to £0.99
Circulated excellent condition:£0.99 to £1.25
Uncirculated:£5 to £8

Rare Benjamin Britten Coins

With all the hype in the UK press around "rare" 50p coin values, some eBay sales suggest that people have paid a crazy amount for a common cupro-nickel coin.

Here are some examples we found in our research:

This one is reported to have sold for £2,951

Benjamin Britten 50p ebay

We can only hope the buyer understood what they were getting as it appears to be a circulated coin, not the silver proof version.

Benjamin Britten 50p Coin Scam? - there have been articles in the UK news calling sales of this coin for thousands of pounds, a scam.

See an example here: Scammers on eBay are trying to flog 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p coins for more than £6,000

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