75 years of the death of John Logie Baird 50p

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Specifications

Issued 2021
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Osborne Ross design agency
Edge Plain
Inscription Text in a spiral
Mintage 0
B.U pack C  
£10.00 L
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Design details: A new perspective....

The equipment that Logie Baird used for his first broadcast isn’t recognisable to our modern eyes as a television, so the designers looked for another way to express the idea of transmission. A silhouette of the mast at Crystal Palace, together with the radiating circles indicating a broadcast, gave a strong graphic illustration which worked well within the shape of the coin.

“We felt that using the radiating lines as a timeline of Logie Baird’s life and achievements would help to give the viewer a second level of read. We worked closely with the Product Design department at The Royal Mint, using their expertise to add nuance and subtle modelling to the concept and bring it alive in three dimensions.”


 

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