'Diversity Built Britain' 50p released

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24 June 2021
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The Royal Mint's 'Diversity Built Britain' 50p coin was issued to mark the contribution of ethnic minorities in Britain. So how many coins were issued, where can you find the coin, and what is it worth? Find out in our coin guide.

In June 2020, The Royal Mint unveiled a 50p celebrating the diversity which built Britain.

According to the Mint, the coin marked a new era for British coinage, with more designs celebrating diversity and inclusivity set to follow. Here's some quick facts about the coin…

  • The coin has been entered into general circulation, so you could find it in your change
  • According to The Royal Mint around 10 million copies have been put into circulation
  • This mintage is much higher than many other 50p coins, so it's likely to be a common piece

The design of the Diversity 50p

The ‘Diversity Built Britain’ coin was designed by The Royal Mint’s Dominique Evans, who has also designed the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Queen’s Sapphire coronation and Jane Austen £2.

Dominique Evans, Designer at The Royal Mint, said:

“When designing this coin, I began by thinking about the people who inspire me and what diversity has meant in my life. I believe that no matter where you are born, we all belong under the same sky and this was the starting point of the design.
 
“The background of the coin features a geodome with a series of interconnecting lines and triangles that form a network. Each part is equal, and symbolises a community of connection and strength. The words ‘DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN’ talks about the differences between us, and the connection which gives us unity. The design also looks to the future, how we can connect, develop bonds and grow stronger together.”

 
 

Diversity Built Britain coin details

Coin title

Signaling a change in the UK Coinage 2020:UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Signaling a change in the UK Coinage 2020: UK 50p Piedfort Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

999.9 Au – Red

999.9 Au - Red

Weight

15.50g

31.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Dominique Evans

 

 

Quality

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

950

200

RRP

£1,125.00

£2,225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coin title

Signaling a change in the UK Coinage 2020: UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

Signaling a change in the UK Coinage 2020: UK 50p Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Denomination

50p

 

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

925 Ag Sterling Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

8.00g

16.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Dominique Evans

Quality

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

25,000

2,500

RRP

£57.50

£100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coin title

Signaling a change in the UK Coinage 2020: UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

Alloy

Cupro Nickel

Weight

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Dominique Evans

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

RRP

£10.00