Wednesday, December 19, 2012

United Kingdom 50 pence 2013 - New coat of arms

New circulating type:

(news and image by Serhiy Dzhyshkariani)

LINK: British Royal Mint


  1. This coin is not intended to replace the Matthew Dent 50 p (lower part of the royal arms) but it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of its designer Christopher Ironside(author of the pence coins in the 60's).
    This coin was not chosen for the final design wich was the well known Britannia(1969-2008).

  2. Thanks for correcting the error - this is definitely a commemorative issue, even though it doesn't look like one at all. More details:

  3. If needed for verification - here's another link, which puts the picture and text together: (a detail from here: )