2022 50 Pence Coin – Alan Turing


The 2022 50 Pence Coin - Alan Turing

The Alan Turing 50p is the final coin in the Royal Mint's Innovation in Science 50p series. Alan Turing was a mathematician and his work was the precursor of the modern digital computer and AI. Alan Turing is also widely known for his cryptographic work on breaking the Enigma coding machine during WWII.

The coin is issued as BU, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof. These Alan Turing 50p coins are available (subject to stock) from the Royal Mint Shop. (Product Code UK22ATSP).

The Reverse, by Matt Dent and Christian Davies, shows some aspects of code breaking and an image of the 'Bombe', a machine created by Alan Turing to automate the cracking of the code.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Coin shown is the Silver Proof version.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Silver Proof: 3,210
Silver Proof Piedfort: 1,510
Gold Proof: 210
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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In UK: The Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minster is Boris Johnson. Russia invades Ukraine, causing global tensions. Coronavirus is still a concern.
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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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Alan Turing 50p 2022 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
Alan Turing 50p 2022 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
£ 7.89
2022 Alan Turing 50P COIN BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED BUNC Carded
2022 Alan Turing 50P COIN BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED BUNC Carded
£ 9.99
2018-2022 Rare & Collectable 50p Coin inc Snowman, Hawking, Gruffalo Fifty Pence
2018-2022 Rare & Collectable 50p Coin inc Snowman, Hawking, Gruffalo Fifty Pence
£ 8.89
2022 ALAN TURING 50p Fifty Pence BUNC Coin SCIENCE Taken From Packaging IN HAND
2022 ALAN TURING 50p Fifty Pence BUNC Coin SCIENCE Taken From Packaging IN HAND
£ 7.69
2022 50P COIN ROYAL MINT ALAN TURING CERTIFIED BU 50p COIN UNCIRCULATED BUNC
2022 50P COIN ROYAL MINT ALAN TURING CERTIFIED BU 50p COIN UNCIRCULATED BUNC
£ 7.69
2022 Alan Turing BU 50p Coin Pack Brilliant Uncirculated - in stock
2022 Alan Turing BU 50p Coin Pack Brilliant Uncirculated - in stock
£ 10.99
NEW 2022 50p COINS ALAN TURING INNOVATION OF SCIENCE BUNC PRE ORDER
NEW 2022 50p COINS ALAN TURING INNOVATION OF SCIENCE BUNC PRE ORDER
£ 7.95
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
£ 12.80

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