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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Johnson's Dictionary

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Johnson's Dictionary) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Johnson's Dictionary) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2005-2009
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 (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1050,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# H14
  • 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

250th anniversary of the publication of the first English dictionary

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·2005
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

Entries from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

Lettering:
.50.
FI'FTY.adj
.s.[ƑiƑtiʒ, Saxon.
PENCE. n. S.
plural of penny.
JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY 1755
TP

Engraver: Tom Phillips

Edge

Plain

Comments

The 2009 Proof strike was issued in sets to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 50 pence denomination.
(former Spink ref. 4616)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  17,649,000 0.68 0.70 0.70 0.89 1.30 1.88 3.67 99%
2005  51,700 0.08% BU
2005  50,000 1.6% Proof
2009  5,000 0.9% Proof

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