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Mathematician, philosopher, and scientist Alan Turing is famed for his leading role in breaking Nazi codes during the Second World War. Thanks to Turing and his fellow codebreakers at Bletchley Park, it’s estimated that millions of lives were saved.

Alan Turing already features on the new £50 polymer note, but this is the first time he's been featured on a UK 50p coin! And the coin design even features three hidden codes of its own — can you decipher them?

Codebreaking Coin Design

Can you spot the three code breaking elements on the UK Alan Turing 50p?

Code 1. GEARS.GRIN.THAN — ‘What Three Words’ code for Cambridge University, 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

Given the popularity of other science-themed 50ps we expect the new Alan Turing 50p to be extremely popular, with the Stephen Hawking 50p creating huge worldwide interest and SELL-OUTS at The Royal Mint within hours of release. So you’ll need to be quick to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to get your hands on one…

Choose below whether you’d like to become one of just 2,500 collectors to own this coin in the LIMITED EDITION Display Card which INCLUDES a special link to our Alan Turing Challenge, or select the coin in standard Change Checker packaging.



Order the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p Display Card for just £6.99 (+p&p)



Order the 2022 UK Alan Turing CERTIFIED BU 50p for just £4.99 (+p&p)



 

Order Ref:
2022 UK Alan Turing 50p Display Card 185/347V/0

2022 UK Alan Turing CERTIFIED BU 50p 185/763X/0

We expect all orders will be despatched within the next 2 - 3 working days.

Specifications:
 Country of Issue: United Kingdom

Year of Issue: 2022
Coin Diameter: 27.30mm
Coin Weight: 8.00g
Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
Reverse Designer: Matthew Dent and Christian Davies
Metal: Cupro-Nickel
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

New UK 50p Honours Legendary WWII Codebreaker who saved the lives of millions...

Mathematician, philosopher, and scientist Alan Turing is famed for his leading role in breaking Nazi codes during the Second World War. Thanks to Turing and his fellow codebreakers at Bletchley Park, it’s estimated that millions of lives were saved.

Alan Turing already features on the new £50 polymer note, but this is the first time he's been featured on a UK 50p coin! And the coin design even features three hidden codes of its own — can you decipher them?

Codebreaking Coin Design

Can you spot the three code breaking elements on the UK Alan Turing 50p?

Code 1. GEARS.GRIN.THAN — ‘What Three Words’ code for Cambridge University, 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

Given the popularity of other science-themed 50ps we expect the new Alan Turing 50p to be extremely popular, with the Stephen Hawking 50p creating huge worldwide interest and SELL-OUTS at The Royal Mint within hours of release. So you’ll need to be quick to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to get your hands on one…

  Choose below whether you’d like to become one of just 2,500 collectors to own this coin in the LIMITED EDITION Display Card which INCLUDES a special link to our Alan Turing Challenge, or select the coin in standard Change Checker packaging.  

 

Order the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p Display Card
for just £6.99 (+p&p)

Order the 2022 UK Alan Turing CERTIFIED BU 50p
for just £4.99 (+p&p)

 


 

Order Ref:
2022 UK Alan Turing 50p Display Card — 185/347V/0
2022 UK Alan Turing CERTIFIED BU 50p — 185/763X/0

We expect all orders will be despatched within the next 2 - 3 working days.

Specifications:
 Country of Issue: United Kingdom

Year of Issue: 2022
Coin Diameter: 27.30mm
Coin Weight: 8.00g
Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
Reverse Designer: Matthew Dent and Christian Davies
Metal: Cupro-Nickel
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated