The Public Libraries 50p marked the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act in 2000. The design by Mary Milner Dickens shows turning pages of a book above a library building. The fifty pence piece is circulated and protected in a small plastic wallet.
The Public Libraries 50p coin can be found in your change, 11,263,000 coins entered circulation dated 2000.
This coin was designed by Mary Milner Dickens and features a portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
If you need this 50p for your coin collection and you have not found one checking your change, you can now buy this circulated quality coin for £2.79 from Coin Hunter.
What do we mean by circulated quality? This is a coin created by The Royal Mint for circulation, the same as the 50p coins you find in your change. The coin will have been used, but we only select coins in very good condition and securely pack each one in a plastic coin wallet for delivery.