The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten 2013 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

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  • Very low mintage of just 150 Gold Proof Coins
  • Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity
Product code: UK13BBGP


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Commemorating the work of a globally important cultural figure

Benjamin Britten – the great composer

Meticulously crafted to an astonishing level of perfection in 22ct gold, this unique commemorative 50p is first time ever that a composer has been featured on a UK coin. It is also the first 50p coin to show both date and denomination on the obverse.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, the 50p was developed with the official Britten-Pears Foundation. Designed by Royal Academician Tom Phillips CBE it celebrates Britten’s work with words he set to music in ‘Serenade’ by the poet Tennyson. 


2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Gold Coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 150
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30 mm
Reverse Designer Tom Phillips CBE RA
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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A super coin

Rated 5 out of 5

The delicacy of the reverse design, helps to emphasise Brittens skill to connect with people.
His music stays with us today ..for me this coin signifies his perfection to lift us.
thanks again Royal Mint for a real diamond.

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