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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; large type

Features

Country Guernsey
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1997
Value 50 Pence (0.5 GGP)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Equilaterally curved Heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-1998
References KM# 45.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned head right, small shield at left

Lettering: ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Freesia flowers

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE 1989
50

Engraver: Robert Elderton

Robert Elderton (b. 1948) joined the Royal Mint in 1964 as an apprentice engraver, spending the firtyear full time at Central School of Art and thereafter one day a week at London’s Sir John Cass School of Arts and Crafts until summer 1971. He remained at the Royal Mint until 2002, where he designed numerous coins and medals.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1985  35,000
1985  2,500 Proof
1986  10,000
1986  2,500 Proof
1987  5,000
1987  2,500 Proof
1988  6,000
1988  2,500 Proof
1989  55,000
1989  2,500 Proof
1990  80,000
1990  700 Proof
1992  65,000
1992  Proof
1997  Proof. In sets only

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50 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; large type)