details: The first 50p with date and denomination on obverse.
In his busy life, Britten compiled an impressive and diverse body of work
ranging across many genres and moods. He was also an outstanding pianist
and conductor. Since his death in 1976, Britten's reputation as one of the
greatest musicians of the age has continued to grow. This 50p design has
been issued to commemorate the centenary of his birth in 1913, and
features celebratory words from Tennyson set against a double stave -
referencing the piano on which Britten was a virtuoso.