50 Pence - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; Peter Rabbit

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Peter Rabbit) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Peter Rabbit) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2017

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.67 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Sp# H43
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Commemorative issue

The Tales of Beatrix Potter 2nd series

Series: Beatrix Potter

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·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

Image of Peter Rabbit in a jacket walking to the right.

Lettering:
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT
TM

Engraver: Emma Noble

Edge

Plain

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Peter Rabbit) -  obverse

© GG

Comments

The first release in the 4-coin Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection.
This design was also struck in colourised silver proof and gold proof.

©The Royal Mint, 2017

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2017  19,900,000 1.29 0.85 1.19 1.09 1.38 3.58 93%
2017  221,866 10.23 13% BU

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