1969-1981 Britannia Mintage figures

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Mintage figures by year
1969 188,400,000
1970 19,461,500
1971 Proof only 229,819
1972 Proof only 107,807
1974 Proof only 72,355
1975 Proof only 72,323
1976 43,746,500
1977 49,536,000
1978 72,005,500
1979 58,680,000
1980 89,086,000
1981 74,002,000

The Royal Mint Ltd

Design details:

October 1969, the 50p joined the 5p (shilling) and 10p (florin) coins in circulation. It was introduced to circulate alongside its equivalent; the ten shilling note. The reverse design of Britannia by Christopher Ironside was traditional, but the heptagonical shape of the coin was revolutionary and at the time was the only such coin in circulation in the world. The edges were rounded to ensure that the distance across the coin was a constant 30mm so vending machines would accept them.

 

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