In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots, and their crews, to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their task? 75 years later, the few have been honoured with a commemorative 50p, the only official United Kingdom coin to be struck for the anniversary.
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Royal Mint released a special Limited Issue Brilliant Uncirculated Battle of Britain 50p Coin Pack with no denomination.
The reverse designed by Gary Breeze depicts airmen scrambling to their planes while the obverse features the Fourth Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
The coin has been struck with no 50p denomination in either numbers or writing on the reverse or obverse of the coin.
Composition – Cupro-nickel
Diameter – 27.30mm
Weight – 8g
The coin is housed in a colourful presentation pack.
SEALED IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKAGING.