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Coin: Fifty Pence 2000 (Public Libraries Act)
Description

Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act.

This year's uncirculated mint sets and proof sets contained both the "Library" 50p and the regular ("Britannia") 50p coins.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value50 (x Penny) TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Year2000 CurrentYes
Mintage11,453,219 (11.5 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 11,453,219 (11.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerMary Milner Dickens
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Heptagon)
Size (mm)27.3000 Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2000 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2000
Reverse

The turning pages of a book, anniversary dates 1850-2000 and the value 50 PENCE, all above a classical library building on which appear the words PUBLIC LIBRARIES within a pediment containing compact discs.

Reverse inscription1850-2000 PUBLIC LIBRARIES 50 PENCE
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Pence 2000 (Public Libraries Act): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets 117,750 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard set 41,379 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in Deluxe set 21,573 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in Executive set 9,517 (included in main number)
Silver Proof FDC 7,634 (hover mouse for text)
Silver Proof Piedfort FDC 5,721 (hover mouse for text)
Gold Proof FDC 710 (hover mouse for text)
Specimen in presentation folder unknown (hover mouse for text)
Fifty Pence 2000 (Public Libraries Act): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1004, 1004a (Silver)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4613
Fifty Pence 2000 (Public Libraries Act): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Varieties mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties
Royal Mint 2016 Design link
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Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Gymnastics) Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Handball) Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Hockey) Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Judo) Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Modern Pentathlon) Fifty pence 2011 (London 2012 - Rowing)
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