The Royal Mint issued British Pound coins in 8 different denominations, including this 50 Pence coin Great Britain. They are part of the Pound Sterling coins. Most valuable and rare 50p coins in circulation - it's time to check your change · 1. Kew Gardens 50p · 2. Judo Olympic 50p · 3. Wrestling Olympic. The first 50 pence issued was dated , and was equivalent to ten shillings. The half sovereign had last been issued in , and ten shilling banknotes had.
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A hole through the coin did unacceptable things to the Queen's head a legal requirement on British coins , and wavy-edged, flat-edged or square coins could not be used in the coin-handling machinery which was then coming into increasing use in industry, banking and vending. These are the old-fashioned chunky fifty pence pieces, so it's unlikely that one will turn up in your change, but it could be worth checking any long-term penny jars for. To date, three different obverses have been used. However, this turned out to be a wavy-edged form with re-entrant sides which would not roll and which could not be measured easily. In the 50p coin was reduced in both diameter and thickness and the older coins were removed from circulation. He chose seven sides as a compromise between too radical a shape, which might not be acceptable to the public, and having too many sides, which would make a shape visually difficult to differentiate from a circle.
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