2022 16g Great Britain Innovation in Science Series - Alan Turing .925 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

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As the father of modern computing and a codebreaking genius during the Second World War, Alan Turing was a truly extraordinary individual. 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 a man with a remarkable mind with a UK 50p coin that concludes our Innovation in Science series.

For a man who passed away far too young, Alan Turing’s ingenuity and intellect both still have an enduring impact in the fields of computing, mathematics and science today. His groundbreaking theories remain revered to this very day, which suggests he was a genius way ahead of his time. Recently honoured by the Bank of England with a portrait on a new £50 banknote, this is the first UK coin to commemorate the life and legacy of Alan Turing.

This UK 50p coin comes in a variety of editions, including a gold Proof, silver Proof, silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated edition.



  • The first UK coin commemorating the life and legacy of Alan Turing

  • Features a reverse design by the experienced designers Matt Dent and Christian Davies

  • A poignant keepsake for those with a passion for science

  • The final coin in The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science 50p series

  • Available in a range of editions accompanied by bespoke packaging detailing Turing’s life and achievements

More Information
Year 2022
Metal Content Silver
Denomination 0.5 Pound
Purity 0.925
Condition Proof
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage 1,500
Diameter (mm) 27.3
Series Innovation in Science
Box & Certificate Yes