Elizabeth II - 50 Pence 1997 - UK

Country: United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type: Standard Circulation coin
Years: 1997
Value: 50 Pence (0.50 GBP)
Metal: Copper-Nickel 
Weight: 7.9 g
Diameter: 27.3 mm
Thickness: 1.78 mm
Currency: Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Grade: VF
Mintage: 456,364,100
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
Shape: Equilateral curve heptagon
References: KM# 940.2, Sp# H7

Obverse:
Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1997
RDM

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Reverse:
Seated figure of Britannia right, denomination in letters above and numerals below

Lettering:
FIFTY PENCE
50

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Edge:
Plain

Comments:
The second definitive 50 pence piece with modified reverse legend 'FIFTY PENCE' ('NEW' omitted).
1984 dated pieces were not struck for circulation, being issued in Royal Mint BU and proof sets only.
(former Spink ref. 4225)

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