The Be Prepared 50p or the Scout or Scouting Movement 50p as it is formally referred to by the Royal Mint is one of the rare commemorative 50p coins in circulation that are often worth more than face value if you find one in your change.
Read on to find out exactly how much your coin might be worth at current prices based on its condition.
2007 Be Prepared – Scouting 50p Coin
The Boy Scouts 50p was released into circulation in 2007 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Scouting Movement.
The centre of the design is of the Scouts Fleur-de-Lis logo overlapping an image of planet earth representing the scouting movement being present in 170 countries around the world.
The 3 piece logo represents the Scouts 3 promises they make on becoming a scout.
Above the Scouts logo, we see the denomination of the coin inscribed as “FIFTY PENCE”.
On either side of the logo are the Scouts celebrated 100th Anniversary dates with “1907” on the left, the year of the founding and “2007” on the right, the year of anniversary and coins release.
The Scouts Motto “BE PREPARED” is inscribed at the base of the design. This is why the coin itself is sometimes referred to as the Be Prepared 50p coin due to the prominent inscription.
The coin was designed by Robert Baden-Powell.
How Much is the Scouting 50p Worth?
The Scouts 50p or as it is otherwise referred the Be Prepared 50p is typically worth £1.00 to £2.50 is at least very good circulated condition. Uncirculated the estimated price is up to £8.00.
Estimated Prices are as follows:
- Average circulated condition 50p
- Very good to excellent circulated condition £1.00 to £2.50
- Uncirculated condition £7.00 to £8.00
How Many Scouting 50p Coins Were Made?
There were 7,710,750 Scouting Movement 50p coins issued in 2007, apart from the standard Britannia 50p coin it was the only commemorative 50p design released that year.
Is the Scouts 50p Coin Rare?
With a mintage of over 7 million the Scouts 50p is not one of the rarest 50p coins in circulation. The rare ones tend to have mintages below 2 million. Many of the 2011 Olympic Games 50ps had mintages and a couple of the Beatrix Potter 50ps have mintages in the low millions.
The rarest of all, the Kew Gardens 50p coin had a mintage of just 210.000.
Is it Worth Selling a Scouting 50p?
The Be Prepared Scout 50p coins are relatively low value as single items in circulated condition but people still do buy and sell them singly in order to realise that extra value.
The uncirculated examples are worth a good 3 to 4 times more and much more worthwhile selling if you don’t wish to hold or start a collection.
About The Scouts Movement?
The Scout Movement was founded in Britain by Lord Baden-Powell. a British Army Officer.
Initially intended for boys aged 11 to 18 years old the aim of the Scouts was to contribute to the all-round abilities of the child.
As well as encouraging the boys to become responsible members of their communities.
The tre-fold emblem of the scouts represents the 3 promises each boy has to make to become a scout.
The 3 promises are:
- I will do my duty to God and the King.
- I will do my best to help others, whatever it costs me.
- I know the scout law and will obey it.