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Public Libraries 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to mark the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act in 2000.
2000 50p Coin Public Libraries
2000 Public Libraries 50p [Circulated]
2000 Public Libraries 50p [Circulated]
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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 11,263,000
BU Mintage: 184,294

The Public Libraries 50p can be found in your change: 11,263,000 coins dated 2000 were struck to enter circulation.

This fifty pence was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 01 June 2000. Total BU Mintage figures include 10,205 coins in Public Libraries Royal Mint packs and 174,089 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

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


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth it's Face Value (FV) of fifty pence. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Public Libraries 50p was available from £4.95 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £7.

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Coin Reverse (tails side)

The turning pages of a book, the anniversary dates ".1850.2000." and the value "50 PENCE", all above a classical library building on which appear the words ".PUBLIC LIBRARIES." and, within the pediment, representations of compact discs.

Design by: Mary Milner Dickens

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 • 2000 •".

Coin Specification

Denomination: 50p
Alloy: Cupronickel
Weight: 8g
Diameter: 27.3mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 2000

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Public Libraries 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 11,263,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 24 years.