Why the UK’s new 50p could be gone within hours
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Why the UK’s new 50p could be gone within hours

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Why the UK’s new 50p could be gone within hours

• Official UK Silver Proof 50p honouring Charles Babbage 150 years after his passing

• Part of the “Innovation in Science” series that started with Stephen Hawking

• The Hawking 50p sold out 5,500 coins within hours of launch

• This new coin is limited to just 3,500 in limited edition packaging

• Struck in Sterling Silver to a Proof finish


Why I recommend the UK 2021 Charles Babbage Silver Proof 50p Coin…

This brand new UK 50p has been issued to mark the life and remarkable achievements of Charles Babbage. He was a revolutionary inventor and mathematician, famous for developing the concept of a digital programmable computer – back in the 1800s.

It’s an exceptional looking coin and a fitting tribute, linking his machinery to the digital age, but the main reason for my excitement revolves around what happened a couple of years ago. You see this is part of the UK’s “Innovation in Science” series. The first, a Stephen Hawking Silver Proof 50p sold out 5,500 coins within a couple of hours.

This new Charles Babbage 50p has been limited to just 3,500 in limited edition packaging. At 2,000 less than Hawking, an instant sell-out seems inevitable.

Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant

UK 2021 Charles Babbage Silver Proof 50p

Price £57.50 (+ £3.99 p&p)
Application Ref: 185 467C 0
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Price £57.50 (+ £3.99 p&p)

Specifications

  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2021
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 8g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Nigel Tudman and Jas Bhamra
  • Metal: .925 Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Edition Limit: 3,500
  • Maximum Coin Mintage: 4,000

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
CPM does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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