2021 31 gram Great Britain The 50th Anniversary of Decimal Day .9167 Gold Piedfort Proof Coin

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On 15 February 1971, the United Kingdom made a monumental change to its currency, switching from the ancient system of pounds, shillings and pence to a new, decimal system. The day itself became known as Decimal Day and was a landmark moment for Britain and The Royal Mint, who struck billions of new coins for the changeover.

Far from being an overnight switch, decimalisation took years of careful planning, a new factory and machinery, new production techniques and processes, and a huge information campaign. Five decades later we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Decimal Day with a new 50p coin, featuring a reverse design created by Dominque Evans, a graphic designer at The Royal Mint, and Jody Clark’s definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse.

Inspired by the currency that was replaced in 1971, the reverse design conveys the transition from pre-decimal to decimal coins. The coin is available as a gold Proof Piedfort, silver Proof Piedfort, gold Proof, silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated edition.

Key Feature 

  • Limited Edition 200
  • The most exclusive coin in the range
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of only 200
  • A golden reminder of a momentous occasion
  • Dominique Evans’ nostalgic reverse design recalls the much-loved, pre-decimal coins
  • Twice the weight of a standard gold Proof 50p coin
  • Comes with a booklet that reveals the story of decimalisation
More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Gold
Denomination 50p
Purity 0.9167
Condition Proof
Country Great Britain
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage 200
Diameter (mm) 27.3
Box & Certificate Yes