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  • 2013 UK Coin 50p Gold Proof 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Benjamin Britten 24017
  • 2013 UK Coin 50p Gold Proof 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Benjamin Britten 24019
  • 2013 UK Coin 50p Gold Proof 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Benjamin Britten 24016
  • 2013 UK Coin 50p Gold Proof 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Benjamin Britten 24018
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2013 UK Coin 50p Gold Proof 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Benjamin Britten

This is limited edition 2013 gold proof fifty pence coin marks the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten, the iconic English composer. Struck in 22 carat gold fineness, this is one of only 150 coins minted.

Proof coins are struck using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. This produces a high quality finish with a beautifully defined engraving. The 2013 Benjamin Britten gold proof fifty pence comes in the original Royal Mint presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

£875.00

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Born in November 1913, Benjamin Britten wrote around 75 hours of music, a remarkable and wide range of work ranging across many different moods and genres. His talents as a conductor and pianist were also well recognised. Even after his death which was in 1976 his reputation as one of the greatest musicans has lived on.

Gold proof fifty pences are often issued with low mintages which makes them highly desireable to coin collectors. The fifty pence is British legal tender and is exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

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Obverse

The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley and the inscription ELIZABETH ·II·D·G REG·F·D·2013

Reverse

The reverse of the coin bears an engraving by Tom Phillips with the inscription BLOW BUGLE BLOW and SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING from the poet, Lord Tennyson. The composer's name BENJAMIN BRITTEN is in a double musical staff with COMPOSER · BORN 1913 positioned between.

Specification

Denomination: 50p
Alloy: 0.9167
Weight: 15.50g
Actual Gold Weight 0.46 Troy oz
Diameter: 27.30mm
Finish: Proof
Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer: Tom Phillips CBE RA
Mint The Royal Mint
Mintage: 150
Terms of Sale

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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

 

Postage Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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