Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.50 GBP = USD 0.61
|Currency||Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)|
|Shape||Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
Support for Team GB, Tokyo 2020
Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·2020·
Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith
Symbols representing various sports from the Olympics, Team GB and Olympic Logo.
Engraver: David Knapton
Released at the beginning of 2020 as part of the 2020 annual BU and Proof sets in anticipation of the games taking place in July 2020, however the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. The coin was re-issued individually in 2021 with an updated obverse date. The design was also struck in colourised copper-nickel (2021), colourised silver proof (2021), colourised silver piedfort (2021) and gold proof.
© The Royal Mint, 2020
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