2000 UK Coin Fifty Pence (50p) British Public Libraries Proof

2000 UK Coin Fifty Pence (50p) British Public Libraries Proof

In 2000, fifty pence coins were issued featuring a special design commemorating the 150th anniversary of British Public Libraries.


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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.

Diameter 27.30 mm
Weight 8g
Denomination Fifty Pence
Alloy Silver
Fineness 0.925
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Mary Milner Dickens
Manufacturer Royal Mint
Mintage  25,000