1982-2008 Britannia revised inscription Mintage figures

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Mintage figures by year
1982 51,312,000 (Arnold Machin)
1983 62,824,904
1984 265,340 (sets only)
1985 682,103 (Raphael Maklouf) Smaller coin  
1986 167,000 (sets only BU) 1997 456,364,100
1987 261,084 (sets only) 1998 64,306,500
1988 213,391 (sets only) 1999 24,905,000
1989 162,643 (sets only) 2000 27,915,500
1990 181,658 (sets only) 2001 84,998,500
1991 130,119 (sets only) 2002 23,907,500
1992 155,426 (sets only) 2003 23,583,000
1993 137,729 (sets only) 2004 35,315,500
1994 None minted 2005 25,363,500
1995 186,330 (sets only) 2006 24,567,000
1996 176,034 (sets only) 2007 11,200,000
1997 215,653 (sets only) 2008 3,500,000

The Royal Mint Ltd

Design details:

1982 revised inscription, 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 in 1997 it was minted into the now smaller version we all find in our change.

 

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