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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; Sir Isaac Newton

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Sir Isaac Newton) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Sir Isaac Newton) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2017-2018
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.62 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The legacy of Sir Isaac Newton

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·DEI·GRA·REG·FID·DEF·2017·
J.C

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Design based upon elements of Proposition 11 in Book One of Newton's "Principia Mathematica".

Lettering:
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
FIFTY PENCE
AW

Engraver: Aaron West

Edge

Plain

Comments

The Royal Mint announced that there will be a 2018 Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin that would only be available at The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant, Wales. The 2018 dated coins will not be released into circulation.

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2017  1,801,500 1.54 2.33 0.63 2.10 4.19 4.19 80%
2017  11.44 25% BU
2017  30,000 5% Proof
2018  52.98 12% RME, Llantrisant

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