2005 50 Pence Coin – Johnsons Dictionary

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2005 was the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language published in 1755. The fifty pence coin shows part of the definition of the words '50 Pence'.

The reverse, designed by Tom Phillips show entries from the Dictionary for the words FIFTY and PENCE, with the figure 50 above, and the inscription JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY 1755 below. 

Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

See our extended article: Samuel Johnson and the 2005 50p Coin – Johnson’s Dictionary


Mintage: 17,649,000 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 2005
Elizabeth II was in her 53rd year as Queen. George W Bush is U.S. President. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. Pope John Paul II dies, Benedict XVI becomes new Pope.
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