Bottom section of the Royal Shield of Arms, by Matthew Dent.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
More about the 50p
This 50p coin design was part of a winning competition entry by Matthew Dent from Bangor in Wales. Six designs from the 1p through to the 50p coin can be pieced together to form a complete image of the Royal Shield of Arms.
The Royal Shield is the second most common 50p in circulation, only outnumbered by the Britannia which it replaced in 2008.
50p SHIELD 2008 Fifty Pence - Circulated
Issued 2008 Diameter 27.30mm Weight 8.00g Thickness 1.78mm Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25%
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
- Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent Edge Plain Mintage *TBC