50 Pence - Elizabeth II Cycling; Gold Proof

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Cycling; Gold Proof) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Cycling; Gold Proof) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2010

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = USD 0.68
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 258784
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References Sp# 4961
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Commemorative issue

XXX Olympiad

Series: London 2012

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2010
IRB

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

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Velodrome cyclist, London 2012 logo above, denomination below.

Lettering:
london 2012
50 PENCE

Engraver: Theo Crutchley-Mack

Edge

Plain

Comments

This gold proof is unique as only 1 was minted and presented to the artist.

The design was also used on the 2011 issues in copper-nickel and silver. A gold piedfort was struck in 2012 as an Olympic Medal Winners Edition.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  1 Proof

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