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Ascension Island: 50 pence 2021 'The Wind in the Willows'

Started by eurocoin, February 21, 2021, 07:14:23 PM

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The Bradford Exchange sells a commemorative coin of Ascension Island to commemorate the book 'The wind in the willows'. The coin is made of a silver-plated alloy. It has an edition limit of 50,000 pieces. The piece was produced by the Commonwealth Mint. It is the first time that a coin of Ascension Island depicts the fifth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.


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Proclamation dated 18 March for Wind in the Willows commemorative coins 2021.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the first illustrations of the Wind in the Willows by EH Shepherd, and the 50th anniversary of said illustrations being first published in colour.
Coins shall be legal tender in Ascension.

Designs 1 – 6: 50p, 7-sided, BU in silver plated copper, 28.5 mm, 14g.
Designs 1 – 6: 50p, 7-sided, silver proof, 28.5 mm, 15.55g.
Design 7: 50p, 7-sided, gold proof, 17.5mm, 2.25g.
Design 8: £10, silver plated copper proof, 65mm, 110g.
Design 8: £10, silver proof, 65mm, 155.5g.

Obverse impression: The Queen's Portrait side of the coins shall be dated 2021. The portrait is by renowned numismatic sculptor Jody Clark, and is referred to as the "Commonwealth Effigy"; it has been used on coinage since 2017.

Reverse impressions:
Design 1 – Opening scene of book with Mole and Ratty boating down the river – words: "Simply messing about in boats".
Design 2 – Toad in his driving attire – words: "Come with me for a jolly".
Design 3 – Mole opening the picnic box – words: "Oh my! Oh my!".
Design 4 – Badger – words "Who is it this time...".
Design 5 – Ratty dances a jig – words: "Hooray-Ooray-Ooray-Ooray!".
Design 6 – Toad driving his new car – words: "Ho Ho! I am the Toad".
Design 7 – Closing scenes of book at the celebratory banquet at Toad Hall – words: "Toad's Last Little Song".
Design 8 – Carol singers who made Mole's heart sing with Christmas joy – words: "Villagers all, the Frosty Tide, Let Your Doors Swing Open Wide".