50 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Christopher Ironside

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Christopher Ironside) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Christopher Ironside) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2013

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.68 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1246,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# H26
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the birth of Christopher Ironside

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·2013
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

Central Royal Arms with legend above and denomination below

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
DIEU ET MON DROIT
CI
50

Translation:
Shame on he who thinks evil of it
God and my right

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Released as part of the Annual sets in both Brilliant Uncirculated (13,503 sales) and Proof Sets as well as in a BU pack (4,403 sales), while also available in silver proof, silver piedfort and gold proof.

© The Royal Mint, 2013
(former Spink ref. 4628)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2013  7,000,000 0.70 0.72 0.69 1.21 1.42 2.62 3.04 93%
2013  17,906 1.4% BU
2013  18,579 44.96 8% Proof

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