Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT)

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 of its introduction, makes it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allows it to roll in vending machines.

The first UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside, which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.

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

This coin continues the great success of earlier circulation commemoratives celebrating favourite children story characters; it marks 20 years since the publication of the book - The Gruffalo®. The coin was issued in several formats: Brilliant Uncirculated, cased in a wallet, which opens out to reveal illustrations from the book, and information about Julia Donaldson (author) and Axel Scheffler (illustrator); Silver Proof, coloured, in acrylic block which displays a colourful forest scene and also features another key character from the story - Mouse; Gold Proof, in a walnut case, within a carton showcasing The Gruffalo, and a booklet taking the reader through the story of The Gruffalo.

A second coin about this character was issued later the same year, featuring The Gruffalo and Mouse.

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) - reverse photo

The reverse shows the smiling monster in a design based on the modern animated films by Magic Light Pictures. Around above, The Gruffalo®.

The value and the denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription The Gruffalo®
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Gruffalo is the magical story about a quick-witted mouse and an unusual beast that has delighted children for two decades. In 2009 it was voted the United Kingdom’s favourite bedtime story.

Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint Product code: UK19TGBU, issue price £10.00

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Postal Numismatic Cover; Individually numbered, limited edition of 10,000. Cover comes with an affixed, exclusive miniature sheet illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Includes a Brilliant Uncirculated quality official Royal Mint 50p coin featuring The Gruffalo. A unique cancellation mark celebrates the story’s 20th anniversary and features the playful location of Foxhole, St Austell.
Royal Mint Product code: G19BPNC. Issue Price: £17.50.

Variety The Gruffalo 2019 Gift Set
Mintage Issued: 1,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

The coin, featuring the first design celebrating The Gruffalo, is presented in an acrylic block decorated with beautiful illustrations. The set also includes a special hardback edition of The Gruffalo with a beautiful foiled cover.
Royal Mint Product code: UK19TGGS. Issue Price: £85.00. Limited Edition: 1,000. Sold out.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: 30,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

On silver proof coins, the figure of the Gruffalo is coloured. Royal Mint Product code: UK19TGSP, issue price: £65.00, edition limit: 25,000 (sold out); Maximum Coin Mintage 30,000. 8.00 g sterling silver. Cased within an acrylic block, like existing ranges of Beatrix Potter and Paddington; however, this block displays a colourful forest scene, which also features another key character from the story - Mouse.

Variety Silver Proof FDC in PNC
Mintage Issued: 750
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Postal Numismatic Cover; Individually numbered, limited edition of 750. Cover comes with an affixed, exclusive miniature sheet illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Includes a Silver Proof quality official Royal Mint 50p coin featuring The Gruffalo. Contains the Miniature Sheet depicting The Gruffalo characters in a new scene illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A unique cancellation mark celebrates the story’s 20th anniversary and features the playful location of Foxhole, St Austell.
Royal Mint Product code: G19SPNC. Issue Price: £64.99. Sold out.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: 600
Material0.917 Gold
Details

Royal Mint Product code: UK19TGGP, issue price: £980.00, edition limit and Maximum Coin Mintage: 600 (sold out). 15.50 g 22-carat gold. Cased in a walnut case, within a carton showcasing The Gruffalo, this product also features a booklet, taking the reader through the story of The Gruffalo.

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Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
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Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerMagic Light Pictures
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-AMQD-OYJD
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Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT): Photos
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The Gruffalo® 2019 UK 50p - Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold Proof.
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The Gruffalo® 2019 UK 50p - Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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The Gruffalo® 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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