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Coin: Fifty pence 2013 (Benjamin Britten)
Description

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value50 (x Penny) TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Year2013 CurrentYes
Mintage5,300,000 (5.3 million)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerTom Phillips
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon
Size (mm)27.3000 Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8
Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·

Reverse

In 2013 this UK 50p celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten. This unique coin is the first ever UK 50p to show both date and denomination on the obverse. Designed by artist Tom Phillips CBE RA, the coin features the uplifting words BLOW BUGLE BLOW and SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING as well as the composer’s name in a stave, a reference to his virtuosity as a pianist and conductor.

Reverse inscription

BLOW BUGLE BLOW BENJAMIN BRITTEN COMPOSER BORN 1913 SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING

Edgeplain Edge inscription

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