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2019 Fifty Years Of The Fifty Pence Piedfort Gold Proof Coin

UK1950GF 2019 50 Years of the 50p Piedfort Gold Proof Boxed

Buy a 2019 Fifty Years Of The Fifty Pence Piedfort Gold Proof Coin

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Gold proof piedfort coin from a limited edition presentation of just 144. When it was introduced in 1969, the Fifty Pence piece was the world’s first seven sided coin. The design had gone through many iterations in the lead up to its launch, and Decimal Day, including ten and twelve sided versions as well as a square option. Ultimately, the seven rounded sides were chosen as they would be easy to distinguish from other coins - both by sight and feeling - and they would still be able to roll in vending machines. In the subsequent fifty years, this well-loved coin has featured over seventy different designs, from commemorating battles and individuals, to celebrating fictional characters and sporting achievements. The first 50p reverse was designed by prolific numismatic artist, Christopher Ironside, and this commemorative edition returns to Ironside’s iconic design. It features Britannia sat with a shield, a lion lies next to her as she holds an olive branch and trident aloft. Around the edge of this special edition, are the letters A to G in recognition of the engineering process involved in minting the coin. On the opposite side of the coin to Britannia, is Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of The Queen which is the fifth official effigy on modern coinage. This gold proof coin is composed of 31.00 grams of 22 carat gold. You will receive this popular collectors coin in its original packaging, with certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019'.

Reverse

Traditional Fifty Pence reverse of Britannia sitting with a shield, lion, olive branch, and trident with the legend 'NEW PENCE' and denomination 50. The letters A to G appear on each point of the outer rim, joined by crossing lines. Artist: Christopher Ironside.

Specification

Piedfort proof coin struck in 31.00 grams of 22 carat gold. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value: 50p / Fifty Pence.

Presentation

From a limited edition presentation of just 144 pieces. This gold 50p comes in its original presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.

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