The price of the coin is not cheap, especially when the other proof coins are just GBP25 to 35, while this one cost GBP50. However, in terms of a commemorative silver coin for a 100 year old movement, it is still okay to spend a few more to keep this for the next hundred years.
The coin is enclosed in a nicely kept coin box and which is nice and easy to keep. As a worldwide limited edition of just 12,500, one piece sold is one piece less in the market. If you are a scout member keen in the movement, this is probability a more valuable piece than those badges.
2007 Centenary of Scouting Silver Proof 50p
Worldwide edition limit of only 12,500
The world's largest youth movement had its beginnings in the summer of 1907 when Lieutenant General Sir Robert Baden-Powell organised a camp for boys on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset.
The Boys Brigade already existed, but it laid emphasis on military drill whereas Baden-Powell recognised a need for boys to develop skills of comradeship and self-reliance. The success of the Brownsea Island experiment encouraged boys themselves to form scout troops that sprang up all over Britain in 1908 and rapidly spread throughout the world.
To celebrate the centenary of the first camp, which also coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Baden-Powell, the Royal Mint issued a silver 50p coin with a reverse depicting the Scout emblem, a fleur-de-lys whose petals symbolise the three tenets of the Scout law. The Scout motto 'Be Prepared' appears on the foot of the coin.
- Denomination: 50p
- Metal: 925/1000 Sterling silver
- Weight: 8g
- Diameter: 27.3mm
- Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Scout emblem design by Kerry Jones
- Quality: Proof
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