The Royal Mint, in conjunction with The Library of Association, is proud to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Act with a commemorative fifty pence coin. Its special reverse design, created by Mary Milner Dickens,, depicts the turning pages of a book above the pediment of a classical library building, the facade decorated with CDs to give a modern perspective. The obverse features the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley.
This SILVER Proof edition 50p represents the 150th Anniversary of the BRITISH LIBRARY 1850 – 2000. The reverse design represents the turning pages of a book above a pediment of a classical library building, which contains the inscription ‘Public Libraries’.
Encapsulated and housed in the original Royal Mint box with the Certificate of Authenticity, this is limited edition coin from the Royal Mint.