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

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  • Low mintage of just 2,000 silver Proof coins
  • Certificate of Authenticity included
Product code: UK13BBSP


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Commemorating the work of an internationally important cultural icon

Benjamin Britten – the great composer

Individually inspected for quality, this sterling silver proof coin is struck up to three times to show every detail in breathtaking sharpness. It sets two numismatic precedents, being the first time that a composer has featured on any UK coin, and the first time a 50p coin has both date and denomination on the obverse.

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


2013 Benjamin Britten 50p Silver Coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 2,000
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30 mm
Reverse Designer Tom Phillips CBE RA
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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benjmain britten

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Nice packaging. Great looking coin with a small issue limit. 48 hrs from order to door

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I have not seen this coin but bought it along with 2 of the simple uncirculated 50p commemorative coins as a gift for a retired orchestral musician friend in Canada. They were a surprise Christmas gift and she was thrilled to bits with this and the other two. Well done on delivery in time for Christmas, too!

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