BBC 50p celebrates 100 years of British History

The recently issued 100 Years of BBC UK 50p proved incredibly popular, with all limited edition presentations selling out within just 2 hours of release.  

Did you manage to secure one for your collection? 

You can still secure the 100 Years of BBC 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here >> 

The British Broadcasting Corporation has provided information, education and entertainment globally for a century. We thought what better way to mark their 100 year anniversary than looking at some of the important events that the BBC has broadcasted.   

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 was the first major service to be televised by the BBC. 27 million people in the UK watched the ceremony on television and a further 11 million listened to their radio broadcasts. 

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilees 

During her incredible 70 year reign, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated many jubilees. Most significantly, her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 was one of the most watched televised events of recent times. 

A record breaking 13.4 million people across the UK watched the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on television in June. 

You can secure the ultimate Platinum Jubilee souvenir today – the Platinum Jubilee weekend collection. Click here to get yours >> 

The six 24 Cart Gold-Plated Commemoratives feature iconic photographic images from the historic weekend celebrations.  

The Olympics 

The 1948 Olympic Games were held in Wembley, and the BBC televised the games for the first time, screening over 50 hours of coverage during the 2-week event.  

When the Olympics returned to London in 2012, the BBC covered all the events and a staggering 51.9 million people – 90% of the population – tuned in. 

MicrosoftTeams image 7 1024x479 - BBC 50p celebrates 100 years of British History
2012 Olympic Silver 50p Set

In 2021, a UK 50p was authorised for release to celebrate Team GB’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – which was once again televised by the BBC

The FA Cup Matches

2022 marked 150 years of the FA Cup. During BBC One’s coverage of The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool, viewer numbers peaked in the final half hour of the match with 8 million people watching.   

To mark the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup, The Royal Mint issued this £2, which sold out in all limited-edition presentations within just HOURS of issue!

You can still secure the 2022 UK FA Cup £2 BU Pack for your collection for JUST £10.00 (+p&p) by clicking here >> 

Royal Weddings

The marriage of Charles and Diana took place in 1981 and remains one of the most-watched programmes on the BBC, with over 28 million people tuning in to either watch or listen to the coverage.  

In 2011, Prince William married Kate Middleton and more than 13.6 million people watched the coverage on BBC One, making theirs the third most-watched Royal Wedding

Which of these BBC broadcasts do you remember watching or listening to? 

Secure the 100 Years of BBC 50p in brilliant uncirculated quality here>> 

DN 2022 100th Anniversary of our BBC BU Silver Piedfort Gold 50p email banners 1 - BBC 50p celebrates 100 years of British History

Celebrate a Traditional Christmas with the NEW limited edition 50ps – just released for the festive season!

Christmas is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing… BRAND NEW Christmas 50ps!

FIVE new 50p coins have just been issued by Guernsey, celebrating a ‘Traditional Christmas’. The must-have new releases feature a Christmas tree, an Ice rink, a Robin, a Snowman, and Santa himself switching the Christmas lights on. Check out our video below to see them up close…

Collectors have ALREADY been rushing to secure their own. So much so that we’ve already seen a sell-out in one release!

But not to worry, we’ve picked out some of our favourite specifications below, one of which features something never seen before on a set of 50p coins!

With Christmas just around the corner, this really is the perfect coin collection to get you in the festive spirit! You’re going to want to take a closer look at these very festive designs…

A Traditional Christmas Silver Proof 50p Set

There’s a good reason why this 50p set is limited to just 500 worldwide…

Brought to life in vivid colour ink, these are the FIRST EVER 50ps to have the extra addition of GLITTER!

Each of the five 50p coins in the set is struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a Proof finish, arriving in a display box complete with a certificate of authenticity.

The perfect gift can be hard to come by, but these first ever Silver Glitter 50p set are MUST-HAVE on our Christmas wish-list.

Secure your very own set here >>

Christmas 50ps GIF NO SPARKLE smaller 3 - Celebrate a Traditional Christmas with the NEW limited edition 50ps – just released for the festive season!

Traditional Christmas Robin Colour 50p Card

The ‘Traditional Christmas’ Robin 50p is presented here in a beautiful Christmas card.

Featured on wrapping paper, Christmas cards and more, the Robin has become a well-established part of a British Christmas.

The design of Britain’s National Bird is brought to life with the addition of selective colour ink.

But that’s not all – your Robin 50p is struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, with each 50p Christmas card left blank inside to write your own personalised message. What better way to wish friends and family a Merry Christmas!

Click here to secure yours today for just £12.50 (p&p) >>

BU Colour Christmas 50p Robin Christmas Card with Reverse in Front - Celebrate a Traditional Christmas with the NEW limited edition 50ps – just released for the festive season!

A Traditional Christmas BU 50p Set

Looking to own ALL FIVE 50ps in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality? Look no further than the Traditional Christmas BU 50p Set.

Your coins arrive housed in a special festive presentation pack, which is one of the only ways to own all five of these coins as a complete set.

Whether for a fellow collector, loved one or even as a special treat for yourself, this is a lovely collection to treasure forever.

Don’t miss out, secure yours here for just £34.95 (+p&p) >>

BU Non Colour Christmas 50p Set with Packaging - Celebrate a Traditional Christmas with the NEW limited edition 50ps – just released for the festive season!

With prices starting from JUST £6.99, you can discover all the brand new products in the ‘Traditional Christmas’ 50p range here. I’m sure there’s something just for you!

Click here to browse the full range of ‘Traditional Christmas’ 50p releases starting from JUST £6.99 >>

A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables

The UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is now available, and it features a special lenticular element. In this blog, I’ll tell you why Harry Potter collectables are some of the most sought-after out there…

The stories of Harry Potter are among some of the most-popular in the world.

In fact, more than 500 million copies of the Harry Potter books have sold worldwide!

Around the world, Harry Potter themed collectables and memorabilia are extremely popular with collectors and fans alike.

Particularly, first editions of Harry Potter collectables, or those with unique features are particularly in-demand.

Considering the brand new Harry Potter 50p is both a UK FIRST and it includes a special lenticular feature, it will surely follow in some HUGE footsteps. But, how much have previous Harry Potter collectables sold for on the secondary market?

Sought-after Harry Potter collectables

Let’s take a look at some Harry Potter memorabilia that has fetched HUGE sums on secondary market sites….

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fictional book mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and it was brought to life when JK Rowling hand-wrote and self-illustrated 7 copies of the book.

image 1 - A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables
Handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Credit: Good Housekeeping

All 7 copies were bound in Moroccan leather and decorated with silver ornaments and semi precious stones. These books are incredibly rare with only 7 in existence.

Subsequently, one sold at auction for £1.95 million, a world record for a modern manuscript!

This is a key example of how edition limits can drive up demand for collectable items.

Considering the strict worldwide edition limits of the precious metal Harry Potter 50p coins, we don’t expect these to be available for long…

Browse the range here >>

Chocolate Frog Trading Cards

The Gold Albus Dumbledore Trading cards, available in the Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs, were previously been listed on eBay for over $900!

These cards are especially in demand as they are only available from Universal Studios in Japan and feature a special lenticular design.

image 3 1024x1024 - A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables
Universal Studios Japan Albus Dumbledore Chocolate Frog Trading Card
Credit: eBay

Like the Albus Dumbledore Trading Card, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p excitingly also features a unique lenticular feature.

HP Lenticular Feature Even Smaller - A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables
The 2022 UK Harry Potter Lenticular Feature on the 50p design.

Evidently, Harry Potter themed collectables with strict edition limits and unique features can be worth a small fortune.

And, with recent UK 50p launches selling out at The Royal Mint in limited edition presentations, including the recently issued BBC 50p, this brand new coin is sure to be a hit with collectors.

So, don’t hesitate in adding the UK’s first Harry Potter 50p to your collection.

Browse the range here >>

AT HP TWC Change Checker 50p Release Images V3 4 - A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables