in Da Pod (Statistics)
Some weird and wonderful statistics created from the 50p's that I have collected.
This page has no 'right hand pane' unlike the rest of my website to allow me to fit in all the graphs that I want to show here! Select the mini-graphs to jump down to the one that you want to look at in more detail.
Out of the 500 contributors, I split them up into seven catagories:
Friends, Family, BBC colleagues (that I already knew), BBC colleagues (that I didn't know until they decided to contribute), people off of the internet (i.e. complete strangers, and the bulk of the contributions), animals (for all those cats, dogs & hampsters), and a very dubious catagory - others.
Contributing by me being given a physical fifty pence piece was obviously the most common way of collecting the money, but PayPal comes a close second as most of the contributions from people around the world were done that way.
Simple graph showing the total amount of money collected over time
Breakdown of year of physical 50 pence pieces
In cases where the money was not given to me in physical 50 pence form, (eg. two 20p's and one 10p), I've taken the liberty of changing it myself into a 50 pence piece. Out of the 96 50p's that I have in my jar at home, this is how they breakdown into the year that they were made.
From this, it would seem that the majority of 50p pieces in circulation are from 1997, with just a few from the remaining years.
If I'm entirely honest with myself on this one, there is no need at all for this to be a pie chart, but I just really wanted to have a pie chart as I don't think I've made once since school, and they just look quite cool.
Types of 50p donated
I'm starting to discover as well that there are some 'rare' 50p coins in circulation
.I've also got a Isle of Man (1997) 50p which is quite unique I think.
There's also a1998 special NHS 50p:Contributor Paul (#62) has pointed me in the direction of the Royal Mint website which has a breakdown of the number of coins that were produced in the UK each year.
50 pence : iN Da Pod
The contributors are listed here in groups of 25 to make the pages easier to manage and read through. Click on aby button to jump to that group.
Statistics - We collected a whole bunhc of stats and figures abuot the 50p's collected, here they all are ...
iN Da Pod : The Movie - A video we made about the whole thing
50 pence (iN Da Pod) - Hear Geoff 'rap' in this rather silly 50 cent cover/spoof we made
Gold Coin Contributors - Some people went out of their way to help me get more 50's than just their own
The Tunes Chosen - My favourite music out of all the tunes chosen by the contributors
The iParty - After it was complete, I held an iParty an invited as many contributors along as possible.
The iColour Competion - At the iParty, we had the fun iColour competition - getting people to design their own iPods
What I did with the 50p's - As when I bought the iPod I actually used my debit card