Victoria Cross 50p coin VC 50 pence

Victoria Cross 50p

Victoria Cross 50p also known as the VC 50p.

The VC 50p Coin was re-released in 2019 by The Royal Mint and is still available as part of the 50 years of the 50p – Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Military Set.

VC 50p Specifications

Issued2006
Diameter27.30mm
Weight8.00g
Thickness1.78mm
CompositionCupro-nickel (75% copper, 25%nickel)
Obverse DesignerPortrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2006 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse DesignerClaire Aldridge
EdgePlain
Mintage12,087,000

Is Victoria Cross 50p rare?

With a mintage figure of 12 million coins in general circulation, the VC 50p is considered a common coin on the scarcity index ratings.

VC 50p for sale

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A Rare 2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin Vc

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin Man Heroic Act Starburst Vc

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A Rare 2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin Vc

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A RARE- 2006 VICTORIA CROSS 50p COIN - VGC - CIRCULATED

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p Fifty Pence Coin VC Coin Hunt

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin

£1.40
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Rare 2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin Vc

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin Man Heroic Act Starburst Vc

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Victoria Cross 50p 2006 Man Action Hero Soldier Heroic Freepost

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A Rare 2006 Victoria Cross 50p Coin VC with plastic holder free postage

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150th Anniversary of the Institution of the Victoria Cross 50p coin 2006. Circul

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p coin, circulated

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You can buy the VC 50p in different conditions according to your budget including circulated condition.

History of the Victoria Cross 50 pence coin

The Victoria Cross 50p was first issued by The Royal Mint in the UK in 2006 and features a picture of the VC medal with the words VC, Fifty Pence and the date 29 JAN 1856.

This date signifies when the Royal Warrant for the creation of the medal was signed by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace. As a result of someone who paid the ultimate price for valour, the VC medal is sometimes awarded posthumously since the Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

Most noteworthy it was released to mark the 150th Anniversary of the creation of the Victoria Cross medal. The VC medal is world-famous because it is only awarded for the most extreme acts of extreme bravery during battle.

If it looks familiar that is because the VC 50p coin went into general circulation so you may be lucky enough to find one in your pocket change or piggy bank!

Is the VC 50p worth anything?

If you are on a British Coin Hunt, these coins are currently selling on eBay in circulated condition for between £0.99p and £1.50.

See our current Victoria Cross 50p eBay listings above to add one to your coin collection.

In addition to this version of the coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross, The Royal Mint struck 2 different 50 pence coins.

The other design was also released in 2006 and depicts a soldier carrying another wounded soldier. Check our Wounded Soldier 50p page for more details.

How many Victoria Cross 50p coins were made?

The official Royal Mint mintage figure is 12,087,000 for the general circulation of the coin. That means that around 1 in 97 of 50 pence coins in general circulation have this design.

Victoria Cross 50p Silver Proof Coin

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2006 Uk Victoria Cross Silver Proof 50p Fifty Pence Coin

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2006 Victoria Cross Silver Proof 50p Coin Set COA + BOX Slight Toned

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2006 Royal Mint Silver Proof Victoria Cross And Heroic Act 50p's.

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2006 Piedfort Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p Fift Pence Silver Proof Coin

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2006 Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin Box Coa

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2006 Royal Mint Victoria Cross Award 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin Box Coa

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2006 Victoria Cross 50p Silver Proof 2 Coins Set Box

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2006 VICTORIA CROSS PIEDFORT 2 X 50p SILVER PROOF SET - boxed/coa

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2006 VICTORIA CROSS PIEDFORT 2 X 50p SILVER PROOF SET - boxed/coa/outer

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2006 Victoria Cross 150th Anniv 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof 2 Coin Set Box Coa

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ROYAL MINT 1856-2006 SILVER PROOF PIEDFORT 50P, VICTORIA CROSS AND SOLDER

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Coin Collector editions of the Victoria Cross 50p coin were minted by The Royal Mint, including a Silver Proof Coin.

Buy Silver Proof coins in their original box with a Royal Mint Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

The official Royal Mint page on the VC 50p is here