Obverse. Memorial coin set. Photo © Royal Mint
  • 50 Pence 2015-2022, KM# 1337b, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, Charles III, Memorial coin set
  • 50 Pence 2015-2022, KM# 1337b, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, Charles III

The reverse design of the six coins (1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, and 50 pence) features a segment of the Royal Shield of Arms, which, when placed in the correct order, creates the full shield. The one-pound coin, on the other hand, has the complete shield of arms on its reverse.

The 2015 set was created to commemorate a change in the portrait.

In 2022, a special memorial coin set was released to mark the end of Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign and the start of a new era in the British monarchy. Each of the definitive coins bears a unique privy mark (26/22) on the obverse, which shows the Queen's birth year and the year of her passing.


The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Jody Clark



Depicts the point of the shield and the bottom portions of the second and third quarters showing the harp of Ireland and lions passant of England respectively.

Engraver: Matthew Dent



50 Pence

5th portrait, Royal Shield, Gold Proof Coin
KM# 1337b Sp# H40
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.91667
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness -
Shape polygon
Sides -
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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