Marking the 375th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Isaac Newton



Issued 2017. Notice ID: 2648955
Issued 2018. Strike your own coin at the Royal Mint, BU. Notice ID: 2929909
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Aaron West
Edge Plain
Inscription Sir Isaac Newton, Fifty Pence
Mintage 2017 1,801,500 Circulated around 16th June 2017
Mintage 2018 20,826
B.U pack C
10.00 L
04/09/17 I
SOLD 54,057 K
Strike your own #3 Strike your own #4 (2018)

Design details:

January 2018, The Royal Mint strike your own coin is an exclusive 2018 dated coin, only available at the experience, and struck 3 times not the traditional twice. People booking multiple tours to get as many coins as possible and selling them for up to 150 on ebay etc, prices settled to around 40 on the 12th February 2018. I have obtained the mintage figure 19,934 were minted.

Even though the Royal Mint said this coin would be released in September 2017, reports of circulated coins surfaced on the 22nd June 2017 and many popped up in the South West region, the Mint still denied they were released maybe by mistake? they confirmed two days later that it was indeed out in the wild!
Sir Isaac Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. He changed our understanding of mathematics and physics, redefined the way we see the world and shaped the security of our currency in his role as Master of the Mint. Designed by Aaron West, this 50p coin has been issued to commemorate the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton and remembers the legacy he left. 2017