50 Pence - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; Battle of Hastings

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Battle of Hastings) - obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Battle of Hastings) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2016

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = USD 0.61
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 79030
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sp# H41,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 1376
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·
J.C

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jody Clark Read more on Wikipedia

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Image of King Harold with an arrow in his eye and three in his shield dividing date, legend around, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BATTLE OF HASTINGS
10 66
JB
2016

Engraver: John Bergdahl

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

Released as part of the 2016 annual Brilliant Uncirculated (22,786 sales) and Proof sets as well as individually in a BU Pack (21,718 sales), a stamp and coin cover (7,877 sales) and in BU tubes (5,139 sales)  the design was also struck in silver proof, silver piedfort and gold proof. Proof issue limit: 30,000.

© The Royal Mint, 2016

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2016  6 700 000 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.60 $ 2.00 $ 3.40 93%
2016  57 520 $ 12 7% BU
2016  13 489 3% Proof

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