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NHS 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Health Service in 1998.
1998 50p Coin NHS
1998 NHS 50p [Circulated]
£4.99
1998 NHS 50p [Circulated]
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£6.95
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 5,001,000
BU Mintage: 50,894

The NHS 50p can be found in your change: 5,001,000 coins dated 1998 were struck to enter circulation.

This fifty pence was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 02 June 1998. Total BU Mintage figures include 7,845 coins in NHS Royal Mint packs and 43,049 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my NHS 50p coin worth?

CIRC
£1.50
BU
£10

The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) NHS 50p was available from £4.95 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £10.

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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A pair of hands set against a pattern of radiating lines with the words "FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY" and the value "50 PENCE", accompanied by the initials "NHS" which appear five times on the outer border.

Design by: David Cornell

Coin Obverse (heads side)

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 1998 •".

Coin Specification

Denomination: 50p
Alloy: Cupronickel
Weight: 8g
Diameter: 27.3mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 1998

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A NHS 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.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins 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.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 5,001,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 26 years.