The Royal Mint have released a 50p honouring mathematician, philosopher and scientist, Alan Turing!
Famous for his leading role at Bletchley Park, breaking Nazi codes during the Second World War, it's believed that his team's work saved millions of lives by securing and deciphering information from German forces.
There are three hidden codes on the UK Alan Turing 50p — can you decipher them?
Intricate Coin Design
The design itself includes three code breaking elements, but can you see them?
Code 1. GEARS.GRIN.THAN — Every 3-square-meter of the world has been given a unique combination of three words. Go to ‘whatthreewords’ to find the location where Turing studied…
Code 2. ‘ONLY A FORETASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME’ — Turing’s quote in The Times, June 1949
Code 3. Matt Dent and Christian Davies — The coin designers initials
Royal Mint Official Issue Price — JUST £10
Your 50p coin has been struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality and comes carefully sealed in a stylish presentation pack from The Royal Mint. Plus, it's available at The Royal Mint’s official issue price of JUST £10.00 (+p&p).
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UK 2022 Alan Turing 50p BU Pack
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- Year of Issue: 2022
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Weight: 8.00g
- Obverse: Jody Clark
- Reverse: Matt Dent and Christian Davies
- Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Edition Limit: Unlimited