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2013 Christopher Ironside Royal Arms Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin

UK13RSSP 2013 Christopher Ironsides Britannia 50p Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 2013 Christopher Ironside Royal Arms Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin

The numismatic designs of Christopher Ironside are instantly recognisable. From Britannia on the Fifty Pence to the portcullis on the Penny, his work defined the new decimal coins of 1971 and have remained influential since. One hundred years after his birth, The Royal Mint sought to commemorate and celebrate his work with a special silver proof 50p. Shrouded in secrecy, Ironside won a competition in 1962 to design the new decimal coinage. While Arnold Machin won the obverse with his portrait of The Queen, Ironside was successful with the reverses. Originally, his Royal Arms design was deemed most attractive for the Fifty Pence, but the Britannia design was ultimately chosen instead due to public opinion. For this 2013 commemorative coin, Ironside’s Royal Arms design is finally given a platform. It graces the reverse of the 50p along with the denomination and date. On the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of The Queen, the fourth official effigy. This silver proof piece comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint, including a small leaflet with information about Christopher Ironside, and the certificate of authenticity. This coin is comprised of .925 sterling silver; it weighs 8.00 grams and has a diameter of 27.30 millimetres. A total of just 1,823 were issued in this presentation.
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Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2013'.


Royal Coat of Arms including lion and unicorn with denomination below. Artist: Christopher Ironside.


Proof coin. 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 30.00 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.


Offered in its original box with certificate of authenticity. One of 1,823 in this presentation.


The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.


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