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50 Pence - Elizabeth II Frigate birds

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Frigate birds) -  obverse 50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Frigate birds) -  reverse

Features

Country Ascension Island
(Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 50 Pence (0.5)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 9
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

WWF Conserving Nature Series

Obverse

Effigy of queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering: ELIZABETH II ASCENSION ISLAND

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

Lettering:
WWF CONSERVING NATURE
50 PENCE
1998

Engraver: David Cornell

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998 

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50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Frigate birds)