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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Benjamin Britten

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Benjamin Britten) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Benjamin Britten) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.65 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1253,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H27
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Benjamin Britten

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D FIFTY PENCE · 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

Quotation from Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lettering:
· BLOW BUGLE ·
BLOW
BENJAMIN
COMPOSER·BORN 1913
BRITTEN
SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING

Engraver: Tom Phillips

Edge

Plain

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Benjamin Britten) -  obverse

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2013  5,300,000 0.93 0.93 1.20 1.20 1.16 97%
2013  5,000 2% BU
2013  8,200 1.7% BU (Philatelic Numismatic Cover)

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