The 2016 Battle of Hastings Silver Piedfort 50p
One of the most collectible coins of 2016
**Just 150 coins available**
When it was introduced in 1969, the 50p coin was the only seven sided coin in the world. And since that time it has become one of the most collected UK coins in the world.
The 50p Piedfort
It is, of course, no surprise that the relatively rare Piedfort versions of the 50 pence which The Royal Mint produce are incredibly collectible.
Now, this year it is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and it is therefore entirely appropriate that a Piedfort be released to commemorate the event.
Piedforts, which are double thickness coins, were originally produced as gifts for Kings as demonstrations of craftsmanship. They were originally created double thickness to stop them getting mixed up with regular coinage.
In 1982 the Royal Mint produced its very first Piedfort coins and it has done so in small numbers since then. 50 pence Piedforts are extremely rare. Only about 20 have ever been minted. They also have much lower edition limits than their standard counterpart.
Your coin has been struck from 925/1000 Sterling Silver to a proof finish by The Royal Mint and shows an image from the Bayeux Tapestry of King Harold with that fateful arrow in the eye. The obverse carries the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each comes in its own Royal Mint presentation case and accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.
With a worldwide limited edition of 1,500, the 150 we have for collectors won’t last for long. Secure your coin today.
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Denomination: 50p
- Metal: 925/1000 Silver
- Weight: 16g
- Diameter: 27.3mm
- Obverse: Jody Clark
- Reverse: John Bergdahl
- Edition Limit: 1,500
- Finish: Proof
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