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2021 Ironside 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation George & Dragon 50p Gold Coin

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Never-before-seen St George & Dragon design re-discovered after 50 years and appearing on a coin for the FIRST TIME EVER to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation

A NEW 50p gold coin featuring never-before-seen St George & the Dragon design which have laid undiscovered for decades in the British Museum, marks fifty years since Decimalisation.  Just 1,499 of these coins are to be issued and will soon sell-out.

The NEW ‘50th Anniversary of Decimalisation Gold Proof 50p Coin is officially approved at Buckingham Palace and struck in Pure 24-Gold to the highest Proof finish. On the reverse is an original design by Christopher Ironside FRBS, who made history as the UK’s first ever decimal coin designer. While working on the new decimal coins in the late sixties he produced a wealth of sketches, many of which never made it onto the circulated coins and were, upon his death in 1992, donated to London’s British Museum.  

Now, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation  a selection of previously unseen pieces of artwork have expertly re-drawn by leading engraver and sculptor, Jody Clark, formerly of The Royal Mint. The previously top-secret designs, now re-discovered after half a century include the legend of St George and the Dragon on the fifty pence – which appears today on a new gold coin.

Christopher Ironside is best-known for his iconic ‘tail’ designs of Britain’s first decimal coins which replaced the old system of pounds, shillings and pence and graced Britain’s coinage until 2008 – but the St George & the Dragon 50p design could so easily have featured as part of the UK coinage in 1971!  Secure your 24 Carat Gold Coin today and be one of just 1,499 collectors to own this exclusive anniversary 50p coin

 Key Issue Information:


  • A unique opportunity to own a BRAND NEW pure gold 50p coin featuring, for the first time ever, original & unseen Christopher Ironside ‘Decimalisation’ St George & the Dragon design
  • The design has been re-drawn for 50th Anniversary by Jody Clark, designer of the UK’s current QEII coinage portrait
  • Coin struck in 24-Carat Gold & officially approved at Buckingham Palace
  • Just 1,499 individual coins released worldwide – a quick sell out expected
  • Housed in Presentation Case with Certificate of Authenticity

Metal: 24 Carat Gold

Year of issue: 2021

Edition Limit: 1,499

Diameter: 28.50mm

Weight: 8.0g

Finish: Proof

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II

Reverse: St George & the Dragon

Country of issue: Tristan da Cunha


Delivery via Royal Mail

Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days

Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom


Availability: In stock

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