In hon­our of the nifty fifty pence

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A SPE­CIAL set of coins cel­e­brat­ing British cul­tural his­tory has been un­veiled to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the 50 pence piece.

The Royal Mint wanted to hon­our the seven-sided coin in­tro­duced in 1969.

The de­signs cel­e­brate key mile­stones and coins favoured by col­lec­tors. The set in­cludes a 50p mark­ing Kew Gar­dens’ 250th an­niver­sary, one for Sir Roger Ban­nis­ter’s world record sub-four­minute mile, pic­tured, a reis­sue of the “new pence” 50p de­sign and two com­mem­o­rat­ing the cen­te­nar­ies of the Scouts and Girl Guides.

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