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2017 Innovation In Science Sir Isaac Newton Fifty Pence Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

UK17INBU 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

Buy a 2017 Innovation In Science Sir Isaac Newton Fifty Pence Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

To celebrate the 375th anniversary of the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, The Royal Mint issued a limited edition 50 Pence coin. This commemorative UK coin is struck to a high-quality Brilliant Uncirculated finish and is issued inside a colourful slipcase, full of information on the life of the great physicist. The story of Sir Isaac finding inspiration for his theory of gravitation after observing an apple fall beside him is a tale nearly everyone is aware of, however this Royal Mint coin depicts concepts from Sir Isaac’s Proposition 11 on the reverse. This inspiration was taken from the 1687 Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), which is the foundation of classical mechanics and one of the most important publications in the history of science. Graphic designer Aaron West was responsible for the reverse; he placed the sun at the centre of the coin with several ovals around it, representing the orbit ellipses of the star’s planets. On the obverse, the timeless portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is present, as designed by Jody Clark. The coin weighs eight grams, measures 27.3 millimetres and is struck in cupronickel. You will receive the original Royal Mint packaging with your 50p coin, which includes a protective capsule built into the information folder. A fitting tribute to the great mathematician, who was also Master of The Royal Mint.
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Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II adorns the obverse. This is the fifth UK coinage portrait of The Queen. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2017'.


Reverse shows Aaron West's tribute to Sir Isaac Newton. Taken from the ideas in Principia Mathematica, the is present in the middle with the orbit paths of three planets circling around it in an ellipse shape. The text 'ISAAC NEWTON' is visible at the top, with the denomination 'FIFTY PENCE' at the bottom.



8.00 gram coin, composed of cupro-nickel. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value: 50p / Fifty Pence.


Issued in original coloured Royal Mint packaging. Limited edition presentation.


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