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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 50 Pence (0.50 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-1998
References KM# 932,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H3
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Second 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·1983

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

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia right with a lion at her feet, a shield bearing the Union flag resting at her side, holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her outstretched left, with denomination below and legend above

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE
50

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

The second definitive 50 pence piece with modified reverse legend 'FIFTY PENCE' ('NEW' omitted).
1984 dated pieces were not struck for circulation, being issued in Royal Mint BU and proof sets only.
(former Spink ref. 4225)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  51,312,000 0.54 1.07 1.08 1.89 54%
1982  205,000 0.16% BU
1982  106,800 2.45 5% Proof
1983  62,824,904 0.65 0.94 1.07 1.26 1.86 58%
1983  637,100 0.3% BU
1983  107,800 3.24 5% Proof
1984  158,820 3.77 5% BU
1984  106,520 4.36 4% Proof

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