50 Pence Dublin Millenium 1988

50 Pence Dublin Millenium 1988

The 50 pence coin was the second largest denomination of decimal coin in Ireland. However, from 1970 until 1990, the 50 Pence coin was the largest denomination of Irish coin.

The 50 Pence Dublin Millenium was part of the Decimal 1969-2001 coin series of Ireland. Designed by Thomas Ryan and produced in 1988  at the Currency Centre Dublin mint and was a commemorative 50 pence coin minted to celebrate the Dublin Millennium. In total 5,050,000 of these coins were minted, below you will find more information and values on the 50 pence Dublin Millenium coin.

Coin collecting is full of unusual phrases and terminology. If you are unsure what any of the terms on this page mean, check out our 180 Best Coin Collecting Terms Explained post. Here we explain every term in an easy to understand way.

If you want to understand how coin grading works and how to for instance find out the value of your Irish 10 pence coin, our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article will help here. 

Identifying Features

The global standard for identifying coins is the KM Code. The 50 Pence Dublin Millenium coin is referred to by the KM code KM# 26. The KM code is a unique reference number assigned to each coin.
Below are some other Identifying features, like which Mint the 50 Pence Dublin Millenium coin was made at as well as some other factors.

Denomination: 50 Pence
KM Code: KM# 26
Coin Series: Decimal 1969-2001
Year Produced: 1988
Known Mintage: 5,050,000
Distribution: Circulating Commemorative
Mint: Currency Centre Dublin

Design Features

The design was based on the Dublin City coat of arms, which is also the coat of arms for the Lord Mayor of the City.

Themes: Anniversaries and Jubilees, Coats of Arms, Harps, Musical Instruments, Seals (Emblems)
Designer: Thomas Ryan
Obverse Description:  Irish harp
Reverse Description:  Shield above banner with the value above

50 Pence 1970-2000

Mechanical Features

The Mechanical features of a coin are things like the size, weight, thickness and diameter for example. Looking at the mechanical features of a coin is the easiest way to tell if a coin is real or fake.

Quite often a fake will not match the mechanical features of the original coin when faked. Checking these features should be the first thing you do if you have your suspicions about a coin. Coins are produced very precisely to match the predetermined mechanical features.

Weight:  13.5000g
Diameter:  30mm
Thickness: 2.40 mm
Rim: Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Shape: 7-angular (heptagonal)

50 Pence Dublin Millenium Coin Value

Below the 50 pence Dublin Millenium coin value is shown on a grading scale, the higher on the scale the better condition the coin is in and therefore the more valuable. Check out our Awesome Guide to Coin Grading In 3 Simple Steps article to learn more about coin grading.

When it comes to coin values condition is everything, the better condition or grade the coin is in the more valuable it becomes. Apart from condition or grade, the scarcity of a coin is also hugely important. You may have seen a story about the 1985 20 Pence coin being worth a fortune, 1985 20 pence coin is worth a fortune because only a handful was ever made meaning it is a very rare coin.

Year & VersionMintageAG3G4VG8F12VF20XF40AU50MS60MS63Proof
1988  5,000,000-----$1.00-$2.50$3.00-
1988 Proof50,000----------
This purpose of this website is to educate and entertain, All values shown are a guideline only and should not be used for any means of financial investment or speculation, as with all things values may fluctuate depending on demand and scarcity, we strongly advise that all information on this website is used as it was intended – for entertainment purposes. The information relating to coins is sourced from many places such as NGC, PCGS and The Irish Central Bank.

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