The Isaac Newton 50p coin can be found in your change, 1,800,000 coins entered circulation dated 2017.
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 £5.46 and £5.95.
Sir Isaac Newton was born on the 25th of December 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He was a mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He was best known for formulating the laws of motion and his mathematical description of gravity. He was Master of the Royal Mint between 1700 and 1727 when died aged 84 years.
The design on the reverse of the coin is based on the sun and the universe, as this embodies the advances in science that Sir Isaac Newton was responsible for.
The coin, even in circulation form is striking – with the circles increasing in size from the sun to the edge of the coin, this creates and additional shine. It does make the writing and design less visible, but it makes a very attractive addition to any collection.
|Reverse Designer||Aaron West|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|How many 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p coins have been minted?||1,800,000|