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The 2013 Christopher Ironside 50p Silver Proof Coin

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  • A design by one of the twentieth century’s most esteemed numismatic artists
  • Own the 50p that the public never encountered
  • Only 4,500 Limited Edition Presentations available
Product code: UK13RSSP


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Ironside’s Royal Arms, a masterful design…

One of the twentieth century’s leading numismatic artists, Christopher Ironside, spent six years perfecting the reverse designs for Britain’s decimal coins. Those new coins included the familiar Britannia, who adorned the 50p for decades. Numismatists will delight in learning how Ironside’s Britannia was favoured over his striking Royal Arms design. This commemorative Silver Proof 50p brings to life that triumphant design on the 50p, as it was intended.

To celebrate the centenary of Christopher Ironside’s birth we have retrieved his Royal Arms design – much admired by The Royal Mint Advisory Committee as it considered designs for decimalisation, but never adopted – from our vaults to grace this 2013 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin. And what an unusual tribute – for we are able to honour the subject of a commemorative coin with a design produced by the artist himself. This coin marks a momentous time in Britain’s minting history, undoubtedly collectors will be keen to secure one of the 4,500 coins available.

Presented in a sophisticated case complete with Certificate of Authenticity, this silver coin is struck to resplendent Proof standard, and is accompanied by a booklet that tells the story not only of its designer, but also the coin’s fascinating tale. Discover the intriguing story of the how the familiar Britannia design was but one among four entire series of designs produced over six long years by Ironside, in the utmost secrecy.


The 2013 Christopher Ironside 50p Silver Proof Coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage Limited Edition Presentation: 4,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30 mm
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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Rated 5 out of 5
06 April 2014

A beautiful coin design and lovely presentation box with affordable price.

Ironside 50 pence proof

Rated 5 out of 5
15 December 2013

well pleased with the coin & packaging. Lightning fast delivery. Hope to buy more soon.

Great Coin, Well Packaged

Rated 5 out of 5
29 October 2013

Coin received very quickly. Very impressed with the overall presentation and a nice looking coin. Great addition to my new proof collection

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