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Royal Mint Celebrates Dinosaurs on New Collectible 50ps

The Royal Mint is putting a massive lizard on its latest collectable 50p, and then on the other side it's stamping on the likeness of several of the nation's key historical dinosaur discoveries, in a coin series it's calling Dinosauria. Read More >>

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Brexit 50p Very Nearly Definitely About to Happen

This is the third-last story we'll ever do about the interminable process of manufacturing and releasing the commemorative Brexit 50p coin, as the chancellor has revealed the final form of the on/off coin with its new EU exit date of January 31 stamped on. Read More >>

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The Brexit 50p is Back On

The Brexit 50p is back on again, with the government ordering a new batch stamped with the current EU exit date of Probably January 31 2020 For Real This Time, seeing as our new state leaders seem about to make a deadline stick. Read More >>

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Idiots Fall for “Rare 50p” Hype

Some poor old grandad buying what he was told to has spent £300 on a coin that's worth £10 at best, and that latter price is for one bought direct from the Mint in a nice cardboard case, untouched by human hands. Read More >>

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Add “The Wallace & Gromit One” to Your List of Ultra-Rare 50p Coins

The Royal Mint continues to make great use of its licence to manufacture money by manufacturing more money, this time getting 50p enthusiasts excited about a coin featuring Aardman's finest blu-tack creations Wallace and Gromit. Read More >>

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Brexit 50p Coins Head to the Smelter in Literal Financial Meltdown

Another Two Ronnies sketch is playing out live in the corridors of power, as the aborted Brexit 50p coins that were to commemorate the October 31st control-retake date are now to be melted down and refused entry to general circulation. Read More >>

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The Brexit 50p is the Latest Thing to Not Happen Like They Said

You'll never guess... oh. You guessed. Well done. It was a pretty easy one, we suppose, as news broke over the weekend that manufacturing of the divisive "Brexit 50p" that was to immortalise the day of the UK's departure from the EU has been put on hold. Because October 31 is now back to being nothing more than boring old Halloween 2019, and that's not special enough by itself to get a 50p. Read More >>

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Royal Mint Counts All the 50p Coins so You Don’t Have to

Collecting 50p pieces seems to be cool with the kids these days, seeing as 50p is about all the underpaid youth can afford to set aside for rainy days and flat deposits and so on. But which 50p is the rarest of them all? The Royal Mint has blown the doors off this perennial tabloid clickbait favourite by literally listing the mintage numbers throughout the entire lifetime of the 50p. Read More >>

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Paddington Bear Gets His Own Range of 50p Coins Thanks to the Royal Mint

The 50p coin has served as the canvas for a number of children's classics to be emblazoned across as part of the Royal Mint's commemorative coin rollouts, and everyone's favourite bear is up next. Read More >>

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Celebratory* Brexit 50p Fast-Tracked into Production

The UK's current government and current chancellor are planning to dump millions of celebratory/commiseratory Brexit 50 pence pieces on the UK, hopefully in time for the current EU exit deadline of October 31. Read More >>

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You Can Now Buy These Gorgeous Peter Pan 50p Coins to Support Great Ormond Street Hospital

More fancy 50ps are coming that cost significantly more than 50p to purchase, because of course they do. In this instance, it's even more laughable as they're not even real currency. The good news is a portion of the profits will go to charity. Read More >>

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Royal Mint Will Make Over £885k From Limited Edition Sherlock Holmes 50p Coins

The Royal Mint is certainly on the case when it comes to making one, with its new Sherlock Holmes range of 50p coins ranging in price from a modest £10 for a brilliant uncirculated coin (translation: shiny) all the way up to a £795 Gold proof coin. Read More >>

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Government Plans Special Brexit 50p

People who enjoy collecting all the types of 50 pence coin we have here in the UK are about to be told to look out for another one, but it might be one that a sizeable percentage of the population would rather not get in their change and will instead frisbee into the nearest charity slot. It's about Brexit. A Brexit 50p. Get those jokes in fast. The best one we've thought of so far is it should actually be worth 51.9 pence in honour of the percentage of Leave votes, which would also make shopping more complicated as an additional Brexit metaphor. Read More >>

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This Peter Rabbit 50p is One of Four Beatrix Potter-Themed Coins to Land This Year

The Royal Mint is set to create the ultimate in pocket money swag, having unveiled plans to release a limited number of 50p pieces adorned with a mugshot of notorious fictional criminal Peter Rabbit later this year. The UK’s money maker is marking the 150th anniversary of author Beatrix Potter’s birth, and will take advantage of an increasingly-childish nation to gain some excellent press in the process. Read More >>

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Rare Kew Gardens 50p Coin Could be Worth £24

The 2009 edition 50p coin, with a pretty sketch of the Royal Botanic Gardens' pagoda on it, has become something of a rarity among collectors, with the 50p now netting around £24 when traded between hardcore money enthusiasts. Read More >>