How much is the NHS 50p worth?

The NHS 50p was issued in 1998 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service and has a mintage of 5,001,000 coins in circulation making it a coin you may find often in your pocket change.

This coin number 2 in the Royal Mint The Great British Coin Hunt 50p Album – Volume 1 referred to as NHS ANNIVERSARY 50p.

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NHS 50p Value

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1998 NHS 50th Anniversary 50p Fifty Pence Coin

Date: 17-03-2020
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NHS 50p Coin

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NHS 50th Anniversary 50p Fifty Pence Coin 1998

Date: 17-03-2020
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1998 50P COIN RARE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NHS FIFTY PENCE 50 YEARS

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RARE 50p Fifty Pence Coin - Fiftieth Anniversary NHS Collectors Special 1998 UK

Date: 16-03-2020
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NHS 50th Anniversary 1998 50p - circulated - collectable 50p.

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NHS 50p Coin

Date: 15-03-2020
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Nhs 50th anniversary fifty pence 50p coin

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Royal Mint 1998 50p Celebrating 50 YEARS of the NHS. Limited Edition Coin Cover.

Date: 15-03-2020
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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE  NHS 50P

Date: 15-03-2020
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NHS 50p Coin Details

The NHS 50p was issued to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service in 1998.

NHS 50p Reverse Image

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NHS 50p Obverse Image

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Mintage Figures

NHS 50p Mintage Figures How rare is the NHS 50p?

The NHS 50p has a Rare Coin rating of Very Common based on 5,001,000 coins minted for general circulation.
Circulated5,001,000
LEP = Limited Edition Presentation
MCM = Maximum Coin Mintage (the difference available for other presentations such as proof coin sets or coin and book sets)

Coin Details

NHS 50p Coin Specification
Year1998
Reverse DesignerDavid Cornell
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Issued ByThe Royal Mint
Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
MetalCupro-nickel
QualityCirculated
Diameter27.30 mm
Thickness1.78 mm
Weight8.0 g
EdgePlain
Krause Number996

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)

NHS 50p
BU Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
BU Weight8.0 g


Great British Coin Hunt 50p Coin 2

The NHS 50p is coin number 2 in the Great British Coin Hunt 50p Collector Album (Volume 1)

Coin Hunt Album Coin 2

50th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS)

This 1998 this 50 pence was struck by The Royal Mint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service, 1948 to 1998.

The reverse design by David Cornell (his intitials “DC” are under the numerical “50”), has “NHS” five times around the edge with arched words “FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY” written above healing hands

The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

The are only 3 of these coins currently graded by PCGS Coin Grading Service, one each for MS63, MS66 and MS68 under PCGS #167930

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