Elizabeth II, 2005 Gold Proof "Johnson's Dictionary" Fifty Pence NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2005 Gold Proof "Johnson's Dictionary" Fifty Pence.
15.5g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 14.20g 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 2005 (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.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6135583-023.
References: S. H14, KM #1050b.