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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Victoria Cross, medal

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Victoria Cross, medal) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Victoria Cross, medal) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2006-2009
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.61 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 (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1057,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H15
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross

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·2006
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

A depiction of both sides of a Victoria Cross medal.

Lettering:
29.
JAN
1856.
VC
FOR VALOUR
CHA
FIFTY
PENCE

Engraver: Claire Aldridge

Edge

Plain

Comments

The 2009 Proof strike was issued in sets to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 50 pence denomination; issue limit 5,000

The design was re-used in the 2019 military set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 50 pence denomination.
(former Spink ref. 4617)

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2006  12,087,000 0.62 0.62 1.04 1.26 1.60 1.60 1.93 97%
2006  111,400 9.01 1.0% BU
2006  37,600 8.93 3% Proof
2009  1,039 1.3% Proof

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