Battle of Hastings 50p


Battle of Hastings 50p. Issue date: 2016. Quantity minted: 6,700,000

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2016 Battle of Hastings 50p

Battle of Hastings 50p coin issued by The Royal Mint in 2016 to commemorate the 950th Anniversary 1066 on 14th October 2016. Follow this to see what happened at the Battle of Hastings?

How much is the Battle of Hastings 50p worth in 2021?

The Battle of Hastings 50p coin is circulated condition is worth fifty pence in 2021. A UK Coin collector may be willing to pay up to £2 for a coin in great condition.

How rare is the 2016 Battle of Hastings 50p?

With almost 7 million Battle of Hastings 50p coins entered into UK coin circulation in 2016, Your chances of finding this coin in your change are good as it is quite common.

Which King received an arrow in the eye at the Battle of Hastings?

King Harold II of England. He was defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. At the end of the bloody, all-day battle, Harold was killed–shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend–and his forces were destroyed.

The Royal Mint’s Battle of Hastings coin carries the fifth portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on its obverse, and has also been struck in a range of limited edition gold proof (350 coins) and silver proof (3,000 coins) editions, as well as unlimited ‘mint condition’ brilliant uncirculated versions.

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Battle of Hastings 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
Battle of Hastings 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
  • The only official UK 50p coin to commemorate this anniversary
  • Presented with detailed booklet
  • Pay tribute to 1066 – William the Conqueror successfully invades Britain, changing the face of England forever
  • The only visual record of the battle is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, brought to life with this beautiful coin
  • Product code: UK16BHBU

Bring The Battle of Hastings to life with this medieval-themed 50p coin

1066 – the date that made history

Come the 14 October, the famous battleground near Hastings in Sussex will ring out with war cries and the clash of steel once more. Accountants become archers and clerks become cavalrymen as thousands of re-enactors gather to stage The Battle of Hastings, marking the date that made history exactly 950 years ago. This landmark moment in England’s story is replayed again and again, keeping a special part of our history and heritage alive, delighting and educating each new generation.

Artist John Bergdahl’s feel for the historical is evident once more as he looks to the Bayeux Tapestry for inspiration. This stunning coin is accompanied by a fascinating booklet revealing more about the political situation in England in 1066 and the rival claimants to the throne vying for power after the death of Edward the Confessor. Inspire learning by giving a gift they can enjoy for a lifetime.

Andrew Mills, The Royal Mint’s Director of Circulating Coin, said:

1066 is arguably one of the most famous dates in English history. As we head towards the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings on 14 October, it is apt that The Royal Mint should now be releasing these special 50p coins into circulation to commemorate this significant historical event.

It is entirely possible that coins struck by The Royal Mint will have made their way onto the battlefield itself, in the purses of King Harold’s soldiers – incredible for the team here to think about, since we are still making the monarch’s coinage today, all those centuries later!

Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 27.3 mm