Centenary of the Foundation of the Scouting Movement

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Specifications

Issued 2007
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Kerry Jones
Edge Plain
Inscription "BE PREPARED", the dates "1907" and "2007", and "FIFTY PENCE".
Mintage 7,710,750
 

Design details:

The Scouting movement was started in 1907 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell at an experimental camp in 1907 on Brownsea Island in Dorset. Baden-Powell was a decorated soldier, talented artist and free-thinker who believed in teaching boys practical outdoor activities and resourcefulness. 'Be prepared' became the motto of the scouting movement and features on the design of this commemorative 50p.

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