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2016 Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary 50p Piedfort Silver Proof

UK16BPPF 2016 Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary 50p Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
£295.00
The first Beatrix Potter 50p in piedfort silver proof! 28 July 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the children’s author and illustrator. While subsequent coins in The Royal Mint’s sought-after series feature beloved characters from Potter’s stories, this Fifty Pence piece is a tribute to their remarkable creator. She’s best known for her ‘Little Tales’ but Beatrix Potter was also a well respected mycologist, renown for her watercolours of fungi. The success of her books was partly down to a shrewd marketing strategy. She put the funds into land and property in the Lake District, the majority of which was gifted to the National Trust after her death in 1943. Emma Noble’s design for this 2016 pays tribute to Potter as an author, artist, scientist and conservationist. It features a silhouette portrait, curling vines and the instantly recognisable image of Peter Rabbit, her most famous creation. The lettering reads ‘BEATRIX POTTER 1866 1943’. On this collectible coin the ‘heads’ side features the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. This double-weight piedfort edition is struck in 16.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. It’s finished to finest proof standard. Designed for collectors, proof coins boast a higher level of detail than their circulating counterparts. One of 1,469 issued by The Royal Mint, this Fifty Pence piece comes in it is original presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Design: Jody Clark. Fifth official coinage portrait of Elizabeth II. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·'.

Reverse

Design: Emma Noble. Profile silhouette and running Peter Rabbit, vines surrounding 'BEATRIX POTTER 1866 1943'.

Specification

Proof coin. Piedfort: 16.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 27.30 milimeters.

Presentation

Just 2,486 of these Beatrix Potter piedfort 50ps were issued by The Royal Mint in 2016. This coin is presented in its original case with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Condition

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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