50 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Public Libraries

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Public Libraries) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Public Libraries) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2000-2009
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = USD 0.66
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 ↑↑
Number N# 3907
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1004,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# H11
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

150th anniversary of the Public Library System

Series: 40th anniversary of the 50p

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·2000
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

The turning pages of a stylised book on the roof of a classical library building.

Lettering:
·1850·2000·
50
PENCE
·PUBLIC LIBRARIES·
®

Engraver: Mary Milner Dickens

Edge

Plain

Comments

Issued in Annual Coin sets for 2000 in both Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof quality as well as in individual BU packs (10,205 sales). While also being struck in silver proof, silver piedfort and gold proof.

The coin was re-issued in 2009 as part of the 16-piece set to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 50 pence denomination. The 2009 issue was also struck in silver proof, gold proof and gold piedfort. Issue limit: 5,000.

©The Royal Mint, 2009
(former Spink ref. 4613)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000  11 263 000 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 $ 0.71 $ 1.13 $ 1.30 $ 1.66 $ 2.74 97%
2000  117 700 $ 4.66 0.9% BU
2000  72 469 $ 5.28 3% Proof
2009  1 039 1.2% Proof

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