2021 50th Anniv of Decimal Day Gold Proof 50p Coin (450 - Issue Limit)

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2021 50th Anniv of Decimal Day Gold Proof 50p Coin (450 - Issue Limit)

In 1971, the United Kingdom’s coinage evolved from the centuries-old system of pounds, shillings and pence to a new decimal currency. Far from being an overnight switch, decimalisation took many years of careful planning and also involved a huge information campaign. In order to achieve the monumental challenge of striking of new coins, a new factory was required along with new machinery, production techniques and processes.

Some 50 years later, we celebrate The Royal Mint’s successful Decimal Day with a new 50p commemorative coin that brings the old to mind, carefully selected pre-decimal coins, and sets that bring a sense of nostalgia to the occasion. All are presented in specially designed packaging, giving a unique perspective of decimalisation.

Issue Limit : 450
Obverse design - Jody Clark
Reverse design - Dominique Evans
Weight 15,50g / Dia 27.30mm
916/1000 Gold Content (22.6ct)
Type : Proof - Box, Numbered Certificate & Booklet
Struck by the Royal mint : Liantrisant 
We endeavour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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