Detailed information about the coin 50 Pence, Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Sir Isaac Newton), United Kingdom, with pictures and collection and swap management: mintage, descriptions, metal, weight, size, value and other numismatic data. Peter Rabbit 50P. Collections/ Bulk Lots. CHEAPEST 50p COINS FIFTY PENCE KEW GARDENS OLYMPICS BEATRIX POTTER ISAAC NEWTON. £1.99 to £274.99. Jemima Puddleduck 2016 50p Fifty Pence Coin. 1 bid Ending 10 Feb at. A Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) will be worth more than a worn down battered coin. Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation. The Isaac Newton 50p marked the 375th anniversary of his birth. The design by Aaron West represents one of Newtons theories showing the Sun at the centre and three ellipses as the orbits of different planets Less than 2,000,000 of these coins were minted, compared to a hefty 25,000,000 of Peter.
The Isaac Newton 50p coin has attracted interest from collectors several times since it was issued in 2017.
- Only 375 issues were initially released in 2017
- The mintage was then increased to 1.8 million
- 2018 versions of the coin were only produced by visitors to The Royal Mint Experience in Wales
What’s my 50p worth?
Discover the history of the British 50p piece, from 1969 to 2018, with your in-depth guide to designs and mintage figures, including collector notes, mintage figures and estimated values. Find out more >>>
How many Isaac Newton 50p coins were released?
When first released only 375 copies were issued (the coin was issued to mark the 375th anniversary year of Newton’s birth), all from from Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, Isaac Newton's birthplace.
This move sparked great interest in the coin and high prices on ebay, but soon the number of coins in circulation was increased and the total mintage for the 2017 edition of the 50p coin has now confirmed at just over 1.8 million.
This is still a low mintage, putting the coin only second to the Kew Gardens 50p, which has a very low mintage of just 210,000.
The coin stole the headlines again when it was revealed that versions dated '2018' would be produced, but only for a limited time by lucky visitors to The Royal Mint Experience in Wales. The 2018 Isaac Newton coins were not released into circulation by The Royal Mint, so it's very unlikely you will find one in your change.
So how much are the different Isaac Newton 50p coins worth?
The 2017 circulation coin has a relative low mintage, but examples can still be found for around £3. This valuation is likely to rise as more examples are discovered and kept in collections.
This coin is no longer available at The Royal Mint, however you can secure one in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from Change Checker for £12.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>
A 'double-thickness Piedfort' version of the coin, struck in 925 sterling silver to Proof standard, is also available, with The Royal Mint offering examples for £95 whilst stocks last.
The 2018 50p is the version to have with a mintage thought to be under 20,000. Examples of the 2018 coin are being offered on ebay for around £150, whilst The London Coin Company have offered an example (shown below) for £99.95.
QUICK LINKS to more 50p advice…
Special print offer for UK readers!
Join Coin Collector magazine today and get your first issue FREE! Your subscription will then continue at just £12.99 a year on Direct Debit. You'll never miss an issue and they'll be delivered direct to your home.
Here's editor Matt with a quick message about the magazine and the offer…
The Isaac Newton 50p marked the 375th anniversary of his birth. The design by Aaron West represents one of Newton's theories showing the Sun at the centre and three ellipses as the orbits of different planets. The fifty pence piece is uncirculated and protected in a small plastic wallet.
The Isaac Newton 50p coin can be found in your change, 1,800,000 coins entered circulation dated 2017.
This coin was designed by Aaron West and features a portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark.
Isaac Newton 50p Price
If you need this 50p for your coin collection and you have not found one checking your change, you can now buy this uncirculated quality coin for £4.99 from Coin Hunter.
Isaac Newton Plague
What do we mean by uncirculated quality? This is a coin created by The Royal Mint for circulation, but the coin never entered circulation. Your 50p coin is taken directly from the first sealed bag it was placed in after minting and put into a protective plastic coin wallet. Uncirculated coins are shiny, but will have a few contact marks where they have knocked against other coins in production and transit.