Battle of Hastings 50p




Year Issued: 2016

Mintage: 6,700,000

Estimated Value: 3.76

The Battle of Hastings 50p coin, minted in 2016, highlights the death of King Harold during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The iconic design is inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and was created by John Bergdahl. Either side of the image of King Harold is the inscription ‘1066’ in tribute to the year of the battle, with the inscription ‘BATTLE OF HASTINGS’ around the outside.

With a mintage of 6,700,000 the Battle of Hastings 50p is not considered to be particularly rare. For some context, the most rare 50p currently is the Kew Gardens 50p which has a mintage of just 210,000. In fact, the Battle of Hastings 50p would need a mintage below 1,801,500 to beat the Isaac Newton 50p to a spot in the top 5 rarest 50p coins.

The Battle of Hastings 50p has made recent news as one sold on eBay for an astonishing price of £63,100.00, however, we have good reason to believe this sale was false. You can read more about the controversy in our in-depth article on the Battle of Hastings 50p.