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2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50p Coin

The Dictionary 50p coin can be found in your change, 17,649,000 coins entered circulation dated 2005.

2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50 Pence
2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary 50 Pence

One of the most common commemorative 50p coins which simply shows words from Samuel Johnson's 1755 dictionary. The denomination is shown on the reverse in numbers and as the words FIFTY and PENCE both shown with their meaning. The date minted of 2005 marking the 250th anniversary is shown on the obverse.

How much is the Dictionary 50p worth?

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 Dictionary 50p is worth £1.00 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.

50p Coin Specification

Alloy
Cupro-nickel
Weight
8.00g
Diameter
27.3mm
Reverse Designer
Tom Phillips
Obverse Designer
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Year
2005
Mintage Figure
17,649,000
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