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

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  • Low mintage of just 1,000 silver Piedfort proof coins
  • Unique 2013 commemorative UK 50p
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Product code: UK13BBPF


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Celebrating the centenary of a genius composer of worldwide repute

Benjamin Britten – 100th anniversary

Traditionally, silver Piedfort coins were issued as gifts for princes, and today are still only issued occasionally. It is fitting, therefore, that the 50p coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten has been issued as a Piedfort. Struck up to three times using hand-polished dies the detail can be seen with astonishing clarity.

The harmonious typographical design celebrates Britten’s work with words from one of his works. Sure to appeal to music lovers and coin collectors, it is first time a composer has featured on a UK coin and the first 50p to show both date and denomination on the obverse.


2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Piedfort Coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 1,000
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 16.00 g
Diameter 27.30 mm
Reverse Designer Tom Phillips CBE RA
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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Rated 5 out of 5

A lovely coin great workmanship. Only 1000 made and I now have 2 of them.

50p Benjamin Britten

Rated 5 out of 5

I have enjoyed collecting 50 pence pieces and this is an excellent addition to my collection. Lovely design.

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