Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service

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Specifications

Issued 1998
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse David Cornell
Edge Plain
Inscription 15 Anniversary" and the value "50 PENCE" and the initials "NHS"
Mintage 5,001,000
 

Design details:

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of health secretary Aneurin Bevan establishing the National Health Service in 1948. The principle aim was to provide a health service available to all and financed entirely from taxation. The coin was designed by David Cornell.

 

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