With groundbreaking theories and innovative work in the fields of computing, mathematics and science, Alan Turing’s ingenuity and intellect remains revered within public and academic circles. Estimated to have saved millions of lives by shortening the war, his codebreaking logic applied during the Second World War along with fellow codebreakers serves as an act of intellectual heroism. In recent years, Turing has become a figurehead for gay rights following his posthumous pardon from Her Majesty The Queen in 2013, which has since led to further pardons to gay men and created what’s become known as ‘Turing’s Law’.
In 2022, we celebrate the man with a remarkable mind with a UK 50p coin available as a gold Proof, silver Proof, silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated edition. Recently honoured by the Bank of England by the inclusion of his portrait on a new £50 note, this is the first time we have commemorated Alan Turing on a UK coin.
Limited Edition 1,500
1912 Sovereign. Issued in the year of Alan Turing's birth.
Still celebrated for his intellectual genius and unbridled logic more than 60 years after his passing. His achievements range from formulating groundbreaking theories in the fields of computing, mathematics and biology to ingenious codebreaking during the Second World War.
The coin depicts the portrait of King George V by Bertram Mackennal, an Australian sculptor and medallist, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of George V.
The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's timeless masterpiece, a depiction of St George and the dragon, which was created for the new gold Sovereign of 1817.Find out more