2006 Victoria Cross Soldier Circulated 50p

£1.75

Description

Coin will arrive in circulated condition

About This Design
A depiction of a soldier carrying a wounded comrade, with an outline of the Victoria Cross surrounded by a sunburst effect in the background.

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. All who have received it have shown extraordinary bravery, many at the cost of their own lives. The original idea for the Victoria Cross was proposed by the Duke of Newcastle in 1854, and the Royal Warrant for the creation of the medal was signed by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on 29 January 1856. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross, The Royal Mint struck two fifty pence coins.

Specifications
Issued 2006
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00g
Thickness 1.78mm
Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25%
nickel)
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
2006 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Clive Duncan
Edge Plain
Mintage 10,000,500*

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