There were 10 fifty pence coins dated 2018, 7 designs can be found in your change. Which coins are rare and how much are they worth?
3 Beatrix Potter 50p coins are rarer than Jemima Puddle-Duck which currently sells for £10 each. Do you have Peter Rabbit eating radishes, Flopsy Bunny or Mrs Tittlemouse?
Chart shows the 10 rarest commemorative 50p coin designs based on mintage figures from The Royal Mint website. The Olympic Sports desgins are not shown as they feature on a different chart.
2018 A to Z 10p mintage figures: 220,000 of each 2018 A to Z 10p - almost identical mintage to Kew Gardens (210,000).
The design shows Peter eating radishes, but is often known as the Peter Rabbit eating carrots 50p, to differentiate it from the other 3 Peter Rabbit 50p coins.
The Flopsy Bunny along with Peter Rabbit eating radishes are the two coins that are expected to be the lowest mintages of the 2018 fifty pence pieces.
Like all the 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p coins, Mrs. Tittlemouse entered circulation in October 2018. This coin could well be low mintage, if so, the current value of £2 is very likely to increase.
This design appears to be more common than the other three 2018 Beatrix Potter designs. With seemingly more available to meet demand, The Tailor of Gloucester 50p price is close to face value.
Like the Beatrix Potter coins, Paddington hit the streets in October 2018. The production run dates on the distribution bags suggest this one will be a high mintage coin.
Coin experts predict that like Paddington at the Station, the coin showing his adventure at Buckingham Palace will have similar high mintage numbers when figures are released by The Royal Mint.
Like the Paddington 50p coins, the People Act 50p has been very easy to find in change, which suggests a large number of this coin was produced for circulation.
The Royal Mint produce some coins as commemorative only. These coins are produced to the higher, Brilliant Uncirculated quality and do not enter general circulation, so can't be found in your change.
This coin was originally released into circulation dated 2017, but was made available as a "Strike Your Own" design dated 2018 at The Royal Mint Experience. This coin in the card, currently sells for £30 to £35.
This coin was sold in Royal Mint presentation folders and Change Checker cards. The Snowman 50p was only produced in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
The definitive Shield of the Royal Arms 50p design is the one you see often in your change. In 2018 this design was not produced for circulation, so can only be found as Brilliant Uncirculated quality in Royal Mint coin sets.
Some people do break up sets, this coin currently sells for £30 to £40 on its own.
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