Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

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by Tony Clayton


32 - The Seven-Sided Coins: Decimal 20p and 50p


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It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied or estimated correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of
Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK

Coins of lower condition than BU have not been listed.


Twenty Pence


Circulation Issues

Type 1: First Portrait
        Year    BU
20p     1982    1
20p     1983    1
20p     1984    1
Type 2: Second Portrait
        Year    BU
20p     1985    2
20p     1987    1
20p     1988    1
20p     1989    1
20p     1990    1
20p     1991    1
20p     1992o   4
Type 3: Larger Second Portrait
        Year    BU
20p     1992n   4
20p     1993    1
20p     1994    1
20p     1995    1
20p     1996    1
20p     1997    1
Type 4: Third Portrait
        Year    BU
20p     1998    1
20p     1999    1
20p     2000    1
20p     2001    1
20p     2002    1
20p     2003    1
20p     2004    1
20p     2005    1
20p     2006    1
20p     2007    1
20p     2008    1
Type 5: New reverse, no date on obverse
        Year    BU
20p     2008de  100
Type 6: New reverse, and date on obverse
        Year    BU
20p     2008d
20p     2009
20p     2010
20p     2011
20p     2012
o: smaller effigy, as for 1991
n: new larger effigy, as for 1993
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent
de: error; dateless variety
The missing year (1986) was not struck for general circulation,
but is available from the year sets.

Uncirculated Cupronickel Issues from Sets

        Year    BU
20p     1982f   3
20p     1983f   3
20p     1984f   3
20p     1985f   4
20p     1986f   5
20p     1987f   3
20p     1988f   3
20p     1989f   3
20p     1990f   3
20p     1991f   3
20p     1992f   5
20p     1993f   3
20p     1994f   3
20p     1995f   3
20p     1996f   3
20p     1997f   3
20p     1998f   3
20p     1999f   3
20p     2000f   3
20p     2001f   3
20p     2002f   3
20p     2003f   4
20p     2004f   4
20p     2005f   4
20p     2006f   6
20p     2007f   4
20p     2008f   4
20p     2008df  3
20p     2009f   5
20p     2010f   5
20p     2011f
20p     2012f
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Cupronickel Proof Issues

        Year    BU
20p     1982p   7
20p     1983p   5
20p     1984p   5
20p     1985p   6
20p     1986p   8
20p     1987p   5
20p     1988p   5
20p     1989p   5
20p     1990p   6
20p     1991p   6
20p     1992p   8
20p     1993p   5
20p     1994p   5
20p     1995p   5
20p     1996p   5
20p     1997p   5
20p     1998p   5
20p     1999p   5
20p     2000p   5
20p     2001p   5
20p     2002p   5
20p     2003p   6
20p     2004p   6
20p     2005p   6
20p     2006p   7
20p     2007p   6
20p     2008p   7
20p     2008dp  6
20p     2009p   7
20p     2010p   7
20p     2011p
20p     2012p
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Silver Proof Issues

These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel.

        Year    BU
20p     1996sp  25
20p     2000sp  25
20p     2006sp  15
20p     2008dsp 15
20p     2008sp  15
20p     2009sp  15
20p     2010sp  15
20p     2011sp
20p     2012sp
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Silver Piedfort Proof Issue

These are approximately twice as thick as the normal coin.

        Year    BU
20p     1982sP  35
20p     2008dsP 30
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Gold Proof Issue

        Year    BU
20p     2002gp  225
20p     2008dgp 275
20p     2008gp  275
20p     2009gp  275
20p     2012gp  275
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Platinum Proof Issue

        Year    BU
20p     2008pp  750
20p     2008dpp 750
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

20p values extracted from Coin News October 2012


Fifty Pence


Circulation Issues

Type 1: NEW PENCE reverse, 30mm dia.
        Year    BU
50p     1969    5
50p     1970    5
50p     1976    5
50p     1977    5
50p     1978    5
50p     1979    5
50p     1980    5
50p     1981    6
Type 2: Clasped Hands reverse
        Year    BU
50p     1973e   5
Type 3: FIFTY PENCE reverse, 30mm dia.
        Year    BU
50p     1982    5
50p     1983    5
Type 4: Second Portrait, 30mm dia.
        Year    BU
50p     1985    1
Type 5: 1992/1993 EEC reverse
        Year    BU
50p     1992e   15
Type 6: D-Day reverse
        Year    BU
50p     1994    5
Type 7: Second Portrait, 27mm dia.
        Year    BU
50p     1997s   4
Type 8: Third Portrait
        Year    BU
50p     1998    2
50p     1999    2
50p     2000    1
50p     2001    1
50p     2002
50p     2003
50p     2004
50p     2005    3
50p     2006
50p     2007
50p     2008
Type 9: EU Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     1998e   3
Type 10: NHS Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     1998n   3
Type 11: Library Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2000L   5
Type 12: Suffragette Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2003S
Type 13: Roger Bannister Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2004B   5
Type 14: Samuel Johnson Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2005j   3
Type 15: Brave Acts Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2006h   3
Type 16: VC Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2006v
Type 17: Scouts Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2007S   5
Type 18: New Shield Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2008d   5
50p     2009
50p     2010
50p     2011
50p     2012
Type 19: Kew Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2009k   4
Type 20: Guides Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2010G
Type 21: WWF Reverse
        Year    BU
50p     2011w
Type 22-51: Olympics Reverses (All same value)
        Year    BU
50p     2011o
Missing years were not struck for general circulation,
but may be available as proofs or in other sets or folders.
l: large (Britannia)
s: small (Britannia)
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: 1998 National Health Service Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
j: Samuel Johnson issue
h: Brave Acts issue
v: VC issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
G: Guides issue
Up to 2008, others of the same year have the Britannia reverse

Uncirculated from Presentation Folders or Sets

 
50p     1982f   6
50p     1983f   6
50p     1984f   6
50p     1985f   5
50p     1986f   5
50p     1987f   4
50p     1988f   4
50p     1989f   4
50p     1990f   4
50p     1991f   5
50p     1992f   7
50p     1992ef  10
50p     1993f   5
50p     1994f   8
50p     1995f   8
50p     1996f   8
50p     1997lf  7
50p     1997sf  5
50p     1998f   5
50p     1998ef  5
50p     1998nf  5
50p     1999f   5
50p     2000f   5
50p     2000Lf  6
50p     2001f   5
50p     2002f   5
50p     2003f   5
50p     2003Sf  6
50p     2004f   5
50p     2004Bf  6
50p     2005f   6
50p     2005jf  5
50p     2006hf  5
50p     2006vf  5
50p     2007Sf  6
50p     2008f   5
50p     2008nf  6
50p     2009f   4
50p     2009kf  6
50p     2009oaf 2
50p     2010f   4
50p     2010Gf  7
50p     2011f
50p     2011wf  5
50p     2011of  3
50p     2012f
l: large (Britannia)
s: small (Britannia)
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: 1998 National Health Service Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
j: Samuel Johnson issue
h: Brave Acts issue
v: VC issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
oa: Olympics Athletics issue
G: Guiding
w: WWF
o: Olympic issues (same price each)

Cupronickel Proof Issues

        Year    BU
50p     1971p   8
50p     1972p   7
50p     1973p   10
50p     1974p   7
50p     1975p   7
50p     1976p   7
50p     1977p   6
50p     1978p   6
50p     1979p   6
50p     1980p   6
50p     1981p   8
50p     1982p   8
50p     1983p   8
50p     1984p   8
50p     1985p   6
50p     1986p   11
50p     1987p   11
50p     1988p   11
50p     1989p   11
50p     1990p   11
50p     1991p   10
50p     1992p   12
50p     1992ep  12
50p     1993p   12
50p     1994p   12
50p     1995p   12
50p     1996p   12
50p     1997lp  9
50p     1997sp  6
50p     1998p   7
50p     1998ep  7
50p     1999p   10
50p     2000p   7
50p     2000Lp  9
50p     2001p   7
50p     2002p   7
50p     2003p   6
50p     2003Sp  7
50p     2004p   8
50p     2004Bp  8
50p     2005p   8
50p     2005jp  8
50p     2006p   8
50p     2006hp  8
50p     2006vp  8
50p     2007p   8
50p     2007Sp  12
50p     2008p   6
50p     2008dp  8
50p     2009p   6
50p     2009kp  25
50p     2009ps  225
50p     2010p   25
50p     2010Gp  20
50p     2011p
50p     2011wp  25
50p     2012p
p: proof
l: large
s: small
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: National Health Service Anniversary Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
J: Samuel Johnson issue
V1: VC issue
V2: Brave Acts issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
2009s: set of 16 different reverses

Silver Uncirculated Issue

These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel. All 29 designs have identical value.

        Year    BU
50p     2011os  35

Silver Proof Issues

These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel.

        Year    BU
50p     1992esp 30
50p     1994sp  35
50p     1996sp  25
50p     1997lsp 25
50p     1997ssp 25
50p     1998esp 30
50p     1998nsp 30
50p     2000Lsp 30
50p     2003Ssp 30
50p     2004Bsp 30
50p     2005jsp 30
50p     2006sp  30
50p     2006hsp 30
50p     2006vsp 30
50p     2007Ssp 30
50p     2008sp  25
50p     2008dsp 25
50p     2009sp  20
50p     2009ksp 35
50p     2009ssp 478
50p     2010sp  35
50p     2010Gsp 35
50p     2011sp  45
50p     2011wsp 45
50p     2012sp

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues

These are approximately twice as thick as the normal coin.

        Year    BU
50p     1973sP  250
50p     1992esP 65
50p     1994sP  55
50p     1997ssP 35
50p     1998esP 45
50p     1998nsP 45
50p     2000LsP 45
50p     2003SsP 45
50p     2004BsP 45
50p     2005jsP 45
50p     2006hsP 45
50p     2006vsP 45
50p     2007SsP 55
50p     2008sP  45
50p     2008dsP 45
50p     2009ksP 55
50p     2010GsP 55
50p     2011wsP 65

Gold Proof Issues

        Year    BU
50p     1992egp 500
50p     1994gp  500
50p     1998egp 400
50p     1998ngp 400
50p     2000Lgp 350
50p     2002gp  300
50p     2003Sgp 300
50p     2004Bgp 300
50p     2005jgp 300
50p     2006hgp 300
50p     2006vgp 350
50p     2007Sgp 400
50p     2008gp  400
50p     2008ngp 400
50p     2009kgp 400
50p     2009sgp 7950
50p     2010Ggp 575
50p     2011wgp 675

Platinum Proof Issues

        Year    BU
50p     2008pp  1500
50p     2008npp 1500

Gold Piedfort Proof Issues

        Year    BU
50p     2009sgP 19950

50p values extracted from Coin News December 2012

Platinum, Gold and Silver proofs are generally issued in a presentation case with the coins in protective capsules. Cupronickel proofs are generally only available in the year sets, but of course there is nothing to stop someone removing them from the case.

Circulation coins from Royal Mint Year Sets are generally not only in better condition than issued coins, but are slightly better struck. It is hard to distinguish them except that there is a lack of any contact marks, and sometimes they are a bit shinier.


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