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50 New Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

50 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse50 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1981
Value 50 New Pence (0.5 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.45 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-1998
References KM# 913,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H1
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around

Lettering: ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·1969

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

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

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:
NEW 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. 4223)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  188,400,000 0.88 0.69 0.69 0.75 1.36 1.99 60%
1970  19,461,000 0.61 0.80 1.09 1.65 13%
1971  350,000 4.36 2% Proof
1972  150,000 6.53 2.0% Proof
1974  100,000 6.75 1.5% Proof
1975  100,000 6.13 1.5% Proof
1976  43,747,000 1.15 1.06 1.06 1.27 3.11 15%
1976  100,000 4.36 1.5% Proof
1977  49,536,000 0.56 0.79 0.79 1.13 3.11 20%
1977  194,000 3.47 1.6% Proof
1978  72,005,000 0.48 0.61 0.79 1.13 3.11 22%
1978  88,000 3.97 1.5% Proof
1979  58,680,000 0.39 0.73 1.02 2.62 18%
1979  81,000 2.91 1.2% Proof
1980  89,086,000 0.55 0.67 0.75 22%
1980  143,000 3.05 2.0% Proof
1981  74,003,000 0.82 0.82 0.86 0.93 18%
1981  100,000 2.96 1.8% Proof

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