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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; small type

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; small type) -  obverse 50 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; small type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Guernsey
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1997
Value 50 Pence
0.5 GGP = 0.61 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Equilaterally curved Heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 45.2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned portrait of Elizabeth II facing right, with coat of arms to the left and lettering around edge

Lettering: ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Two crossed freesia flowers with lettering and date above and numeral below

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE 1997
50

Engraver: Robert Elderton

Robert Elderton (b. 1948) joined the Royal Mint in 1964 as an apprentice engraver, spending the firtyear full time at Central School of Art and thereafter one day a week at London’s Sir John Cass School of Arts and Crafts until summer 1971. He remained at the Royal Mint until 2002, where he designed numerous coins and medals.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  1,000,000 0.93 1.81
1997  Proof

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