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Coin: Fifty Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only)
Description

Proof and brilliant uncirculated only this year, issued in Royal Mint coin sets and not intended for circulation (102,606 in uncirculated sets and 79,052 in proof sets).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value50 (x Penny) TypeFifty Pence (Large)
Year1990 CurrentNo (demonetised 1998)
Mintage181,658 (181658)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 181,658 (181658)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Heptagon)
Size (mm)30 Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)13.5000
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf); around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith). In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Reverse

A figure of Britannia, seated beside a lion, with a shield decorated with the crosses of the union flag resting against her right side, holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand, with the figure "50" below (in exergue) and the inscription "FIFTY PENCE" around above.

Reverse inscription50 FIFTY PENCE
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 79,052 (included in main number)
Fifty Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 940.1
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4351
Fifty Pence 1990 (Proof and mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mint
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
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