2013 Benjamin Britten 50p

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About This Design

In 2013 this UK 50p celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten. This unique coin was the first ever UK 50p to show both date and denomination on the obverse. Designed by artist Tom Phillips CBE RA, the coin features the uplifting words BLOW BUGLE BLOW and SET THE WILD ECHOES FLYING as well as the composer’s name in a stave, a reference to his virtuosity as a pianist and conductor.

Issued 2013
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00g
Thickness 1.78mm
Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2013 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Tom Phillips CBE RA
Edge Plain
Mintage 5,300,000

Based on 50 reviews

4.9 overall

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  3. Geoffrey B. (verified owner)

    Good coin

    Geoffrey B.

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    Good clean coin


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    almost complete collection

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    Awesome coin

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    Excellent service received. The coin arrived quickly and was very well packaged.

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  14. Helen Smith (verified owner)

    Good quality coin and nice and shiny

    Helen Smith

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    Great coin


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    Spot on


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