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2021 Decimal Day Fifty Pence Gold Proof PF 70 Ultra Cameo

2021 Decimal Day 50p Gold Proof PF 70 Ultra Cameo Graded
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NGC PF 70 graded Decimal Day Fifty Pence. On 15 February 1971, the UK formally decimalised its currency, overturning a centuries old system in which the pound was made up of 20 shillings or 240 pence. Decimal Day was a major success for The Royal Mint, taking years of planning and the establishment of a new factory in Llantrisant, Wales. Fifty Years on in 2021, the Mint celebrated with a range of commemorative Fifty Pence pieces, issued to mark the occasion. These coins feature Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse, in use since 2015. This is paired with a nostalgic reverse by graphic designer, Dominique Evans. Her creation takes inspiration from the designs of the old coins that were removed from circulation after 1971. A wren, the masts of the Golden Hind and the head of Britannia are instantly recognisable. This example is struck to proof standard in 15.50 grams of 22 carat gold. It otherwise maintains the same dimensions as an ordinary 50p with a diameter of 27.30 millimetres. One of just 450 issued by The Royal Mint, this coin has been graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, indicating a flawless strike and high contrast between mirrored surfaces and frosted devices.
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Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Running continuously around the effigy:  'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F· D · 50 PENCE · 2021'.

Reverse

Designed by Dominique Evans. In centre, a small seven sided shape containing the inscription '1971 DECIMAL DAY'. Around, parts of the designs of British pre-decimal coins, clockwise: two shillings; shilling; wren farthing; brass threepence; sixpence; a ship-type halfpenny; the figure of Britannia from a penny.

Specification

15.50 grams of 22 carat gold. 27.30 millimetres diameter. Struck to proof standard.

Presentation

One of just 450 issued in this presentation. Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo by NGC indicating a flawless, high-contrast finish. Certificate number in images may not match the coin you receive though the grade will be the same. 

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