Could this be the last ever Scottish 50p?

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The last ever Scottish 50p?

Scotland has long enjoyed good representation on UK currency, especially on the commemorative coins of the last 30 years.

But with the vote for Scottish independence looming, could this be the end for Scottish themes on coins used across the whole of Britain?

If so, the 50p just issued to mark the Glasgow Commonwealth Games would become the last ever Scottish 50p issued whilst the Union is still intact.

Firsts and lasts

Collectors know that ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’ are often the most sought after issues.  Sometimes this only becomes apparent in the years following the event – when the true importance of the coin is revealed.

With this in mind, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games 50p could be one of the most unintentionally important issues of the early 21st century.

You have to go back to 1707 to find the last pre-Union coins, struck during the reign of Queen Anne.  These are now some of the most collectable issues of her reign, and usually the preserve of serious collections only.

So if you happen to be the owner of one of these 50ps, only time will tell how important it could become – regardless it’s a coin with a story of genuine national importance, and one that should definitely be considered for your collection.

If you are interested…

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The DateStamp(TM) UK Commonwealth Games 50p

The Westminster Collection has a small number of these 50ps remaining from our Commonwealth Games commemorative range.

They are encapsulated and postmarked on the day of the closing ceremony, making them particularly limited.  Click here for more information.


  1. Sean swan on September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Hi dear , I checked my credit account today , £39.99 had been collected by Westminster pool coin so I didn’t order any coins or etc??

    • Lucy Mackenzie on September 19, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Hi Sean, please call our Customer Service Team on 0333 00 32 777 and they will be able to help.

  2. GARRY on September 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

    There is a St Andrew’s Cross which ‘jumps out’ of the design!!

  3. ken darroch on September 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Has to be a yes vote for the future of scotland as a country and also for the benefit of future generations in scotland so with hope in my heart yes this will be last uk coin to feature scotland

  4. Lina Kors on September 15, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I hope not

  5. Gavin Dickinson on September 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    i love all the different designs on the coins but please don’t end with this one. A look at this does not say Scotland, we need something that jumps out like St Andrews cross, a Thistle,the castle or maybe Sean Connery

  6. francisdelima on September 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I am confident about a NO victory to ensure the continuance of our great United Kingdom. So, NO, I do not believe it will be the last and I look forward to very many more!

  7. Graham on September 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Let’s hope it’s not the last

  8. Graham Harding on September 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Let’s hope not

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Angela Harris on September 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

      I shan’t buy anything Scottish now, unless there is a BIG NO Vote?

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