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2005 Dictionary 50p

The Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50p marked the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in 2005. The design by Tom Phillips shows entries from the Dictionary for the words FIFTY and PENCE.
Dictionary 50p
Dictionary
2005 circulation coin

How much is it worth?

Collector Value: £1.14 is a mid-point price for Dictionary 50p coins marked as sold on eBay UK. The price range for a good condition circulated example of this 50p coin is between £1.00 and £1.24.

Coin values based on 162 eBay sales selected from data collected 20/11/2019 08:10:35.

How rare is this coin?

Scarcity: 17,649,000 Dictionary 50p coins were struck for circulation showing the date 2005. 50p mintage figures are from The Royal Mint website, this coin design can be found in your change.
Alloy
Cupro-nickel
Weight
8.00g
Diameter
27.3mm
Reverse Designer
Tom Phillips
Obverse Designer
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Year
2005
Mintage
17,649,000

Coin Hunter produces an up for date 50p coin valuation list for all commemorative fifty pence pieces in circulation today.

Buy, swap or sell this coin

 Every UK circulation 50p coin is available to buy from eBay. When buying look to pay about £1.00 for a good condition circulated example. If selling aim for the high range value of £1.24
Buy a Dictionary 50p on eBay for £1.00 - This 50p coin is offered for sale on eBay, whether it is an example from circulation, a brilliant uncirculated coin or as a precious metal presentation issued in 2005 by The Royal Mint.

Sell your Dictionary coin on eBay for £1.24 to receive £0.66 - The seller pays fees on eBay, final value fees on coins sold is 10% and PayPal fees are usually 2.9% + 30p. If you sell for £1.24 (£2.24 including £1 postage) you will receive £0.66 after eBay fees of £0.22 and PayPal fees of £0.36 are deducted.


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Buy: I'm looking for a circulation 2005 Dictionary 50p. If you have one available, please let me know a price for the coin and postage.

You should expect to pay about £0.95 plus cost price postage. If you're happy with the price and the seller will provide proof of posting (if not using a signed for postal service), ask the seller to comment on your post with a named and dated picture of the coin.

If the coin looks fine, you can then give your postal address and get their PayPal details in private messages.

Make a payment for the total including postage to the PayPal address given by the seller. A seller may ask for you to use PayPal Friends & Family (F&F), as there are no fees deducted from the total received by the seller. Always pay using PayPal Goods & Services (G&S) unless you have dealt with the seller before and trust them to send the coin.

Swap: I would like to do a coin swap. My available swap coins are shown in the picture, I am looking for a circulation 2005 Dictionary 50p. If you have one available to swap, let me know what you would like in exchange.

Add a picture to your post that clearly shows your swap coins next to a piece of paper showing your name and todays date (hand written).

If a fair swap and method of posting is agreed, you can then go to private message to exchange address details.

Sell: For sale: 2005 Dictionary 50p. £0.95 PayPal F&F or £1.29 PayPal G&S (Including fees of 2.9% + 30p). Cost price post of your choice, proof of postage will be provided.

Add a picture to your post that clearly shows the actual coin you're selling, along with hand written name and date to prove you have the coin in hand.


  eBay sales data downloaded: 20/11/2019 08:10:35 - valuations are based on 162 of the 200 most recent sold eBay items matching a search for Dictionary in the 50p coin category. 8.64% of items sold at an effective price of between £1.00 and £1.24.

The mid point effective price of 162 50p coins sold on eBay is £1.14. The image, title, sold price and sold date are shown for each of the 14 sales closest to the mid point price.

Johnson's Dictionary 50p Fifty Pence Coin (circulated)
Johnson's Dictionary 50p Fifty Pence Coin (circulated)
£1.14
29/10/2019 13:09:00
2005 Commemorative 50p coin 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
2005 Commemorative 50p coin 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
£1.14
13/11/2019 10:55:00
50p Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
50p Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
£1.15
07/11/2019 19:23:00
UK 50p Coin Samuel Johnson's Dictionary 2005 - Circulated
UK 50p Coin Samuel Johnson's Dictionary 2005 - Circulated
£1.15
17/11/2019 10:26:00
50p coin Johnson's Dictionary anniversary 2005
50p coin Johnson's Dictionary anniversary 2005
£1.15
24/09/2019 13:55:00
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005.
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005.
£1.15
09/10/2019 16:42:00
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
£1.12
12/10/2019 18:48:00
Rare 50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny
Rare 50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny
£1.09
11/10/2019 20:49:00
Elizabeth II 50p. Circle of Hands 1973 + Johnson's Dictionary 2005.
Elizabeth II 50p. Circle of Hands 1973 + Johnson's Dictionary 2005.
£1.19
26/10/2019 19:20:00
50p coin 2005 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, 250th Anniversary - great condition
50p coin 2005 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, 250th Anniversary - great condition
£1.19
01/10/2019 20:29:00
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
50p Fifty Pence Coin Johnson's Dictionary 1755 Saxon Plural Of Penny 2005
£1.19
22/09/2019 21:03:00
Johnsons Dictionary 50p Coin 2005 Saxon plural of penny 1755
Johnsons Dictionary 50p Coin 2005 Saxon plural of penny 1755
£1.08
18/10/2019 08:00:00
2005 50P COIN DICTIONARY 250TH ANNIVERSARY RARE FIFTY PENCE
2005 50P COIN DICTIONARY 250TH ANNIVERSARY RARE FIFTY PENCE
£1.20
15/09/2019 20:30:00
50p pence New Pence, Commemorative, Regional, Olympic Great Britain Coins
50p pence New Pence, Commemorative, Regional, Olympic Great Britain Coins
£1.20
28/10/2019 22:18:00

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Dictionary 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. All 50p coins have also been available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.

Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks, which can make them more desirable to collectors.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 17,649,000 Dictionary 50p coins struck will have now been in circulation for 14 years.

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