The Representation of the People Act 50p coin can be found in your change, coins are now entering circulation dated 2018.
This coin first appeared as a circulation coin during September / October 2018. New 50p coins such as the Representation of the People Act design seem to enter circulation via the Post Office network in £250 bags containing 25 £10 sealed bags of the same design.
These sealed bags of Representation of the People Act 50p coins are intended to reach businesses that order change from the Post Office - which would then be used in the tills and could be received as change. BUT often these sealed 50p bags are redirected by a member of staff to be sold on eBay at 2 or 3 times face value.
A 50p coin created for UK circulation by The Royal Mint will always be worth at least 50p. The coin can be in pretty much any condition and a shop will accept it as face value payment.
When a coin is considered collectable by a large number of people, even if the coin was struck to be used in circulation - it's value to a collector will rise to more than face value. In 2009 a coin was struck to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens, with a low mintage of 210,000 coins for circulation, the Kew Gardens 50p now sells for about 140 times face value.
The Representation of the People Act 50p is worth £1.15 to a circulation coin collector taking part in The Great British Coin Hunt.
Coin values given are based on recent sold prices as at the page updated date shown at the bottom of this page. To view the likely selling price on eBay today, use the Coin Hunter eBay sold price checker.