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50 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; large type

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; large type) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; large type) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1997
Value 50 Pence (0.5 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Equilaterally curved heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-1998
References KM# 940.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H4
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1997
RDM

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

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

A figure of Britannia seated beside a lion, with a shield resting against her right side, holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with denomination below and legend above

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE
50

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Plain

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4351)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  682,100 1.83 5.46 10%
1985  102,000 3.87 4% Proof
1986  167,200 4.46 4% BU
1986  104,500 6.15 3% Proof
1987  172,400 3% BU
1987  88,600 3.05 3% Proof
1988  134,000 3.47 3% BU
1988  79,300 3.91 3% Proof
1989  77,500 2.0% BU
1989  85,700 5.01 3% Proof
1990  102,600 4.60 2% BU
1990  79,000 5.05 2% Proof
1991  74,900 2% BU
1991  55,100 5.05 1.8% Proof
1992  78,400 8.24 3% BU
1992  62,300 2% Proof
1993  56,900 7.14 3% BU
1993  66,000 5.28 2.0% Proof
1995  105,600 2% BU
1995  60,600 2.0% Proof
1996  86,500 3% BU
1996  67,500 5.08 2% Proof
1997  109,500 0.58 0.58 1.14 1.14 1.95 51% BU
1997  80,700 1.15 1.31 5.17 32% Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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