Fifty years of decimalisation 50p



Issued 2021
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Arnold Machin annual sets only
Obverse Jody Clark all other including individual B.U packs.
Reverse Dominique Evans
Edge Plain
Inscription 1971 DECIMAL DAY
Mintage Sets only
B.U pack C
£10.00 L
11/01/21 I
No sales data K

Design details:

D Day..........

n 1971, the United Kingdom’s coinage evolved from the centuries-old system of pounds, shillings and pence to a new decimal currency. Far from being an overnight switch, decimalisation took many years of careful planning and also involved a huge information campaign. In order to achieve the monumental challenge of striking of new coins, a new factory was required along with new machinery, production techniques and processes.

The coin shows pre decimal coins with a 50p shape in the middle with the words '1971 decimal day' the coin is designed by Dominique Evans and has gone down very well with collectors, the Arnold Machin obverse is a very nice touch but only available in annual sets. The coin in the individual packs etc are the 5th Jody Clark portrait. The coin will not enter circulation.