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

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Victoria Cross, soldier) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Victoria Cross, soldier) -  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 = 0.69 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# 1058,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# H16
  • 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

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

Soldier carrying a wounded comrade against a silhouette of the Victoria Cross, denomination below.

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE
CD

Engraver: Clive Duncan

Edge

Plain

Comments

As well as being for circulation, the 2006 strike was issued as part of the Annual Coin Sets for 2006, in both Brilliant Uncirculated & Proof versions.

Above - 2006 Executive Proof Set

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. 4618)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  10,000,500 0.69 0.69 0.95 1.22 1.48 0.94 2.07 97%
2006  131,266 6.77 1.4% BU
2006  37,689 15.56 3% Proof
2009  1,039 0.9% Proof

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