The World-First Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin

Honour our nation’s Secret War Heroes With The First-Ever Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin in association with Bletchley Park

  • Just released to commemorate the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, the Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin is an eternal tribute to the indispensable role of the intelligence community who served at Bletchley Park during World War Two

  • Officially licensed by Bletchley Park, this is the world’s first Alan Turing fifty pence coin

  • The iconic design features a portrait of Alan Turing made entirely from code

  • Highest quality Proof minting

  • Just 49,995 issued worldwide
  • Layered in Pure Silver

  • FREE Collectors' Pack when you order today! Features a detailed history of Bletchley Park and authentic imagery from Bletchley Park and The National Archives

  • Your chance to be a top-secret Codebreaker: Your Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin contains a secret code. Use the code to reveal a secret message. If you solve this test of cryptanalyst perseverance, your efforts will be rewarded with an exclusive Codebreakers medal. Details will be sent with your coin

  • Honouring the intelligence and dedication of Alan Turing, this coin is available now for a limited time only from The Bradford Exchange

Measures 28.5mm in diameter
£4.95 First Issue

S&S: £3.99

Comes with the opportunity to collect as many of the remaining five coins as you wish, with no obligation or commitment, for just £39.95 + £3.99 delivery each. See "About the Collection" below.

Comes with 14-day approval and money-back guarantee | This offer is limited to one per UK household

Product Number:
426-CO340

Honour our nation’s Secret War Heroes With The First-Ever Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin in association with Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park houses a top-secret history of World War Two, silenced for decades by the Official Secrets Act. During the War, Britain’s brightest minds — who were to become the Codebreakers —  were recruited to work at Bletchley Park to intercept and decode complex enemy signals. It wasn’t until declassification of wartime information in the 1970s that their secret intelligence work was revealed.

You can now pay tribute to Britain’s unsung heroes through this world-first Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin.

Best known for his work devising code-breaking machines during World War Two, Turing also played a pivotal role in the development of early computers. Officially licensed by Bletchley Park, this is the world’s first Alan Turing fifty pence coin. The iconic design features a portrait of Alan Turing. Look closely at the coin design and you will see that implementing an innovative minting technique, the portrait is made entirely from code. Modelled by hand, in minute and exacting detail. The areas of shadow and light are recreated with varying densities of lettering. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination. 

Strictly limited availability - just 49,995 coins will be struck worldwide 

Approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Buckingham Palace, just 49,999 coins are being released worldwide. Struck to the highest possible quality Proof finish, and layered in pure silver your coin's specifications and limitation will be verified by a Certificate of Authenticity- sent FREE with our compliments. As this is the world’s first Alan Turing fifty pence coin, demand is expected to exceed the number of coins available

Highest Quality Minting & layered in Pure Silver

Meticulously crafted to the highest possible quality Proof finish each coin is struck, not once, but twice onto a specially prepared mirrored surface and layered in pure silver. Only by holding the coin in your hand can you truly appreciate the exceptionally high level of craftsmanship that has gone into the minting of this new Fifty Pence Coin.

Free collectors’ pack when you order today

It has been estimated that the codebreaking work of Alan and his colleagues at Bletchley Park had a profound impact on the outcome of World War Two. You can discover more about their secret work with the fascinating Presentation Folder that accompanies your coin. Your official Collectors’ Presentation Pack stores not only displays your coin safely, full of fascinating facts and imagery from the archives of Bletchley Park and The National Archives, it also tells the story of Bletchley Park and the Codebreakers.

Become a Codebreaker like Alan Turing and claim your medal of honour 

With your coin you will also receive a top-secret mission. Can you break the enigma code? Just like Turing and his team in Hut 8 decrypting German naval Enigma, you can now put your own codebreaking skills to the test. Up for the challenge? All be revealed with your delivery you will receive a top-secret guide on how to claim your Bletchley Park Codebreakers medal of honour. 

The Alan Turing Fifty Pence Coin - officially licensed with Bletchley Park


Year of Issue 2021
Alloy Fully layered in pure Silver
Quality Proof – the highest possible quality
Weight 14 grams
Diameter 28.5 mm
Edge Plain
Obverse Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Commonwealth coin designer Joel Iskowitz
Reverse A typographic portrait of Alan Turing and hidden code that can be decrypted to reveal a secret message.
Denomination Fifty Pence
Issuing Authority Tristan da Cunha, approved by Buckingham Palace
Edition Limit 49,995

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Why do we offer a saving on the first coin in a set?

  • We believe this is the best way to introduce you to a collection and trust that this first coin will assure you of the quality of craftsmanship and convince you that this is a collection not to be missed

  • By purchasing this first coin you will be guaranteed access to the remaining five coins in the Bletchley Park Coin Set. Officially licensed with Bletchley Park these coins tell the story of British Intelligence at its finest. Each coin will be sent entirely on approval at just £39.95 (+£3.99 S&S) 

  • Each of the future coins will be sent to you to view entirely on approval and without obligation, at approximately 3-4 weekly intervals on The Bradford Exchange 14-day home approval service. 

  • You can relax knowing that you will be able to complete your set, easily and affordably, should you choose to do so. You're not at risk of an increase in the price on the remaining commemoratives in the set, nor will you miss out due to an edition sell-out.

  • For your convenience you do not need to order each coin separately – simply pay for the editions you choose to keep as and when you receive them, charged to the credit or debit card on which your order was placed.

  • You are under no obligation to purchase any of the remaining coins in the set, and you may cancel your collection at any time.

  • All orders are covered by Bradford Exchange's 14-day approval, no-quibble money-back guarantee.

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