Victoria Cross 50p Heroic Acts Coin
How much is the Victoria Cross 50p Heroic Acts worth?
The Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p is worth the face value of 50p however a 50p coin collector may be willing to pay around £1.25 for a coin in great condition to be be able to add it to their collection.
How rare is the Victoria Cross 50p Heroic Acts coin?
With over 10 million Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p coins put into UK coin circulation, this coin can often be found in your pocket change.
Victoria Cross 50p coins
There were two different Victoria Cross 50p coins released in 2006 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross.
The Victoria Cross 50p Heroic Acts coin designed by Clive Duncan (as per the “CD” initials near the soldier’s feet)shows the outline of a Victoria Cross medal as another soldier heroically carries an injured comrade back to safety.
Victoria Cross 50p Heroic Acts Coin Design
Officially called the Heroics Acts 50p this coin is also commonly referred to as the Wounded Soldier 50p by UK coin collectors.
Victoria Cross 50p The Medals Coin Design
What is the Victoria Cross?
The Victoria Cross was instituted by Queen Victoria on 29 January 1856 and made retrospective to 1854 to include actions in the Crimean War.
The Victoria Cross is awarded “for most conspicuous bravery or some daring pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy”.
The award is the most democratic of all military decorations and is bestowed irrespective of rank, race, or creed, or any other circumstances or condition to those serving in British and Commonwealth forces who have shown most conspicuous bravery. To date there have been 1355 awards of the Victoria Cross.
This total includes three Bars and the award to the American Unknown Warrior made in 1921.
To date, the medal has been awarded 1,355 times. A large number of these were awarded during the World Wars: 634 in World War One and 182 awarded in World War Two.