2005 Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary 50p

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About This Design
Entries from the dictionary for the words FIFTY and PENCE, with the figure ’50’ above, and the inscription JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY 1755 below.

Greeted with joy and great relief in the English intellectual world, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary was published in 1755. 250 years later, the dedicated scholar was honoured with a commemorative fifty pence coin. Aptly enough, the detailed reverse by Tom Phillips shows Johnson’s explanation for fifty pence, while the obverse features the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, FRBS.

Issued 2005
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00g
Thickness 1.78mm
Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25%
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
2005 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Tom Phillips
Edge Plain
Mintage 17,649,000*

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