The Battle of Hastings 50p coin can be found in your change, 6,700,000 coins entered circulation dated 2016.
If you need this 50p for your coin collection and you have not found one checking your change, you can buy this circulation coin (or the Brilliant Uncirculated version) from eBay.Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £1.00 and £1.11.
The only fact many people seem to recall from their school days is that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. Ask the same people what it was about and they will very likely look blank. I am also looking it up online as I have no idea.
Fresh from a Wikipedia page I am still not sure, but the coin seems to show the death of King Harold which led to a victory for the Normans.
I am not sure why this was a good thing or what may have happened if the Normans had lost, but it must be quite important as The Royal Mint could not wait 50 more years to release this coin – so it marks the 950th anniversary in 2015.
|Reverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|How many 2016 Battle of Hastings 50p coins have been minted?||6,700,000|