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2021 50th Anniversary of Decimal Day BU 50p Coin

This 2021 Fifty Pence Coin celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Decimal Day. The reverse design features overlapping pre-decimal coins, while the obverse bears the fifth coinage portait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. 

This base metal coin is struck to a brilliant uncirculated finish. It comes presented in a colourful folder. 


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Decimal Day

Decimal Day, the day in which the UK switched from £sd to decimal coinage, took place on 15th February 1971. The government prepared for the massive change by withdrawing some denominations of coins and notes prior to the 1971 launch day. They also introduced fifty pence coins a couple of years earlier, in 1969.

In order to acquaint the general public to the new denominations of coins, special packs were issued featuring the new half penny, penny, two pence, five pence and ten pence coins. 


The obverse features the Jody Clark coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth portrait of the Queen to feature on UK coins. 

Interestingly, the Decimal Day 50p coins in the 2021 Annual Coin Set feature the second coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.


The reverse was designed by Royal Mint graphic designer, Dominique Evans. The design shows overlapping sections of the pre-decimal UK coins, including a florin (two shilling), shilling, sixpence, threepence, penny, half penny and farthing. The centre of the coin says:



MetalBase Metal
Retail Price£10
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerDominique Evans
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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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 precious metal 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.

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