Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT)

The original Dictionary Fifty Pence coin was issued in 2005 as a circulating commemorative to mark the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language.

The British fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced fifty pee - is a unit of currency equalling one half of a pound sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral-curve heptagon, or Reuleaux polygon - a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. This shape, which was revolutionary at the time, made it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allowed it to roll in vending machines.

Beginning in 2009, The Royal Mint also started issuing 50 pence coins for collectors which are not meant to be released in circulation, so are classified as Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT).

This coin is part of a 16-coin set featuring sixteen different 50 pence designs (of which this was the eleventh) to mark 40 years since the introduction of the denomination. The 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009) set was issued as copper-nickel proofs (listed in Spink as set PS100) with mintage of 1,039, silver proofs (Spink PSS40) with mintage of 1,168, gold proofs (Spink PG50PCS) with mintage of 70 and gold piedfort proofs (PG50PPCS) with mintage of 40.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage1,039
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2009.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Reverse

Entries from the Dictionary for the words FIFTY and PENCE, with the figure 50 above, and the inscription JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY 1755 below.

The designer's monogram TP (for Tom Phillips) is in the lower field.

Reverse Inscription 50 PENCE JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

This coin was only issued in the 40th Anniversary (1969 - 2009) sets featuring sixteen different 50 pence designs, in copper-nickel, silver and gold (proof and piedfort). The coins in the mint set were:

01. Fifty New Pence 2009 (Britannia) - like Spink H1
02. Fifty Pence EEC 2009 - like Spink H2
03. Fifty Pence Britannia 2009 - like Spink H3
04. Fifty Pence Single Market 2009 - like Spink H5
05. Fifty Pence D-Day 2009 - like Spink H6
06. Fifty Pence EU 2009 - like Spink H9
07. Fifty Pence NHS 2009 - like Spink H10
08. Fifty Pence Public Libraries Act 2009 - like Spink H11
09. Fifty Pence Suffragettes 2009 - like Spink H12
10. Fifty Pence Roger Bannister 2009 - like Spink H13
11. Fifty Pence Dictionary 2009 - like Spink H14
12. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Award 2009 - like Spink H15
13. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 2009 - like Spink H16
14. Fifty Pence Scouting 2009 - like Spink H17
15. Fifty Pence Royal Shield of Arms 2009 - Spink H18
16. Fifty Pence Kew Gardens - Spink H19

Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage 1,169
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Issued in 16-coin set listed in Spink with ID PSS40.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Mintage 70
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

Issued in 16-coin set listed in Spink with ID PG50PCS.

Variety Gold Proof Piedfort
Mintage 40
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

Issued in 16-coin set listed in Spink with ID PG50PPCS.

Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT): References to Information Used
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
All (36) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
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Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2009
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Mintage1,039
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerTom Phillips
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27.3000
Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8
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Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomH14 (was 4616)