2019 50 Pence Coin – The Gruffalo


2019 50 Pence Coin - The Gruffalo

2019 celebrated 20 years of the publication of the children's storybook The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson. The book sold over 13 million copies Worldwide and was turned into a film.

The Reverse was designed by Magic Light Pictures and shows an image of the The Gruffalo.

The Obverse is a portrait of Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

A colourised silver proof version and a gold proof version are also available.

Images used by permission of Royal Mint
 


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2019 ?
The Monarch is Elizabeth II. UK Prime Minister is Theresa May (Conservative), but she resigns in June and Boris Johnson becomes leader, soon with no majority in the Commons. Brexit still dominates and to break the stalemate a General Election is called in December with a spectacular result for the Conservatives; Boris has a majority of 80. SNP dominate Scotland. US President is Donald Trump. England win an amazing Cricket World Cup and the Ashes; Ben Stokes is hero. The World worries about climate change.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: 50 Pence Coins

The British Fifty Pence (50p) coin was introduced in October 1969 as part of the decimalisation of the British currency. It replaced the 10 shilling note, both being equivalent to half of one pound (£0.50). It is colloquially called the '50 pee'. The coin has 7 sides (heptagonal) but has rounded corners on each apex so that the coin will roll and work in vending machines.

Originally, the coin has a diameter of 30mm and weighed 13.5g, but in 1997 this was replaced with a smaller version of diameter 27.3mm and weight of 8g. The thickness was kept at 1.78mm. The coin is made of Cupro-Nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel). The larger version was demonitised (i.e. ceased to be legal tender) in 1998.

All coins have an obverse featuring the portrait Queen Elizabeth II. There are three versions:

  • 1969-1984 - Designer: Arnold Machin
  • 1985-1997 - Designer: Raphael Maklouf
  • 1998-2015 - Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
  • 2015 to date - Designer: Jody Clark
The reverse has shown a large variety of important UK milestones or people, and in doing so has made the coin very popular with collectors. Besides the coins intended for circulation, the Royal Mint have issued silver (normal and Piedfort), platinum and gold proof versions of the 50 pence piece.

There are also 29 different variants which were minted in 2011 in celebration of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the 50 Pence Coins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
2019 50p The Gruffalo Fifty Pence Coin Royal Mint Pack Sealed BUNC Uncirculated
2019 50p The Gruffalo Fifty Pence Coin Royal Mint Pack Sealed BUNC Uncirculated
£ 15.99
The Gruffalo 2019 Fifty Pence 50p Coin Brilliant Uncirculated BU UK
The Gruffalo 2019 Fifty Pence 50p Coin Brilliant Uncirculated BU UK
£ 8.50
2019 THE GRUFFALO FIFTY 50 PENCE COIN BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED BU BUNC
2019 THE GRUFFALO FIFTY 50 PENCE COIN BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED BU BUNC
£ 11.50
Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Kew Gardens Olympic Dinosaur Britannia Rabbit WWF EEC
Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Kew Gardens Olympic Dinosaur Britannia Rabbit WWF EEC
£ 13.80
2019 Royal Mint The Gruffalo 50p Fifty Pence BU - BUnc Coin Pack - New - Sealed.
2019 Royal Mint The Gruffalo 50p Fifty Pence BU - BUnc Coin Pack - New - Sealed.
£ 11.50
2019 Royal Mint The Gruffalo 50p Fifty Pence Coin Pack Sealed
2019 Royal Mint The Gruffalo 50p Fifty Pence Coin Pack Sealed
£ 9.99
New 2019 The Gruffalo 50p coin BUNC Uncirculated Fifty Pence in Capsule
New 2019 The Gruffalo 50p coin BUNC Uncirculated Fifty Pence in Capsule
£ 12.95
Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Brilliant Uncirculated BU Olympic Rabbit WWF EEC Card
Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Brilliant Uncirculated BU Olympic Rabbit WWF EEC Card
£ 15.80

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