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2021 Decimal Day 50p Gold Proof PF 70 Struck on the Day

2021 Decimal Day 50p Gold Proof PF 70 Strike of the Day Graded
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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, struck to proof standard in 15.50 grams of 22 carat gold was struck on the anniversary of Decimal Day. This ‘Struck on the Day’ status is confirmed on its NGC holder which grades this piece as a faultless PF 70 Ultra Cameo with the additional ‘First Releases’ designation indicating that this coin was submitted for grading within 30 days of issue. Your gold proof Decimal Day 50p will bear the same grade but may have a different cert number to the item pictured.
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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 only 450 issued in this presentation. Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo by NGC indicating a flawless, high-contrast finish. Additional 'First Releases' and 'Struck on the Day' designations. Certificate number in images may not match the coin you receive though the grade will be the same. 

Frequently Asked Questions

'Struck on the day' coins are commemorative coins minted on a particular event or anniversary. For instance, The Royal Mint has issued struck on the day Sovereigns to mark royal marriages and births as well as jubilees. These coins are offered in limited numbers, often with a brilliant uncirculated finish.

'Struck on the day' coins can command higher prices than their general issue counterparts. These coins are minted on the day of an important event or anniversary in very limited numbers. Though struck on the day Sovereigns are usually issued in BU they often have a value comparable to a proof coin.

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