In 2000, fifty pence coins were issued featuring a special design commemorating the 150th anniversary of British Public Libraries.
These silver fifty pence coins come capsulated, and are issued in a presentation box, with a certificate of authenticity.
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The obverse shows the fourth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse design depicts turning pages of a book above the pediment of a classical library building, its facade covered with CDs to give a modern perspective. It was created by sculptor Mary Milner Dickens.
|Reverse||Mary Milner Dickens|