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The Royal Mint has unveiled a brand new 50p coin, created to rejoice the BBC’s centenary, which is able to characteristic a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
It’s because the cash had been produced earlier than the Queen handed away in September, so won’t characteristic an effigy of King Charles on one aspect.
They weren’t modified to King Charles as a measure to “minimise waste or pointless environmental influence”, and because of this the Royal Mint suspect the coin will likely be in “excessive demand” amongst collectors.
When it comes to the design of the coin itself it’ll present a broadcasting mast rising from the earth, and is inscribed with “inform, educate, entertain” – the values set out by Lord Reith when he based the organisation in 1922.
BBC director-general Tim Davie stated the broadcaster was “honoured” by the commemorative coin.
Rebecca Morgan, the Royal Mint’s director of collector companies, stated: “Cash are miniature items of artwork which inform the tales of our nation.
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“We’re delighted to be working with Britain’s main nationwide broadcaster to create a particular 50p in recognition of their 100 years.
“An ever-present British establishment for most individuals’s lives, the BBC has had a marked affect on our tradition and broadcast among the most extraordinary moments in British historical past.
“With the obverse aspect of the coin that includes the effigy of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth, we do anticipate a excessive demand for these cash from collectors.”
The 50p coin will have the ability to be bought from the Royal Mint web site for £11.