Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "Johnson's Dictionary" Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF68 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "Johnson's Dictionary" Piedfort Fifty Pence.
31g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 28.39g of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson's English dictionary. Obverse: ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2009 (Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith), fourth portrait of Elizabeth II, crowned with the girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, IRB below truncation for designer Ian Rank-Broadley. Reverse: Entries from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, defining the denomination in words, TP below for designer Tom Philips. Mint State/Proof FDC.
First issued in 2005, this coin was reissued in 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fifty pence. These piedfort coins of this series were limited to a mintage of only 40 coins.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF68 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6381893-005.
References: S. H14.