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2022 Proof British 50 Years of Pride 8 Gram Silver Coin

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The first Pride parade in London took place in 1972, and over the years, events that were originally about asserting the right of LGBTQ+ people to exist have grown into celebrations of the progress of equal rights. As a result, Pride has moved from the margins to the mainstream, with the United Kingdom seeing more than 150 events nationwide and attendance figures of up to 1.5 million people in London as the 50th Anniversary dawns. The Royal Mint joins in the celebration with the very first British coin made specifically to honor the LGBTQ+ community, the 2022 Proof British 50 Years of Pride 8 Gram Silver Coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2022 by the Royal Mint!
  • Limited mintage of just 4955 pieces worldwide!
  • Contains 8 grams (1/4 Troy oz) of .999 Pure Silver.
  • Face value of 50 pence as legal tender of the UK.
  • The obverse side features an effigy of Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse side features colorful Pride rainbow designs.

The 2022 Proof British 50 Years of Pride Silver Coin features the art and design work of Dominique Holmes, a seven-sided pure silver collectible that presents Pride artwork and messaging along with brilliant, proof-quality mirrored backgrounds. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a luxury presentation case.

Obverse

An official effigy of Elizabeth II appears on the coin’s obverse side. It’s framed by the inscriptions “50 PENCE,” “2022,” “ELIZABETH II,” and “D.G. REG. F.D.”

Reverse

The reverse side features five rainbows in the colors of the original rainbow flag of Pride. They are inscribed with the words “PRIDE,” “PROTEST,” “UNITY,” “VISIBILITY” and “EQUALITY,” while below them is a five-colored chevron symbolizing progress and inclusion for more marginalized LGBTQ+ people. It’s all accompanied by ornamental scrollwork and the inscription “50” above.

History

The evolution of Pride as a tradition reflects the evolution of the overall struggle of LGBTQ+ people for equality. The original spark was struck at New York’s Stonewall Inn, where the community rose up against police misconduct in 1969, and it quickly began to spread as communities facing similar problems saw glimmers of hope, and began to organize. The cause has come a long way in fifty years after the first Pride event in London: Pride has gone mainstream, and the very existence of this gorgeous pure silver collectible attests to it. In a very real sense, this coin is itself a piece of history.

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Product Details

Year 2022
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .925
Producer The Royal Mint
Diameter 27.30 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 50 GBP
Country United Kingdom
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Dominique Holmes
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series 50 Years of Pride
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 4,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content .257 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 5.3 x 4.4 x 1.7
Provident ID 3942219