Description

John Logie Baird 2021 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Metal                                      : 22ct Rose Gold

Weight                                    :  15.50 g

Year                                         : 2021

Diameter                                : 27.30mm

Denomination                       : 50p

Edition number                    : 113 out of 300 with presentation box.

Condition                               : Excellent

*Complete with box and certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint

 

 

All weights and measurements in the above descriptions are approximations only.
All jewellery is professionally cleaned and polished, and rings resized if needed. 
All items are supplied with generic boxes and packaging when the originals are not available.

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Year-dated 2021 commemorating the 75th anniversary of Baird’s passing. The third release in the popular Innovation in Science series Celebrating the lasting legacy of the man known around the world as ‘The Father of Television’
John Logie Baird FRSE – (13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator who demonstrated his working television system on 26 January 1926. He went on to invent the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first viable purely electronic colour television picture tube.

In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Baird’s early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television’s history.

During 2006, Baird was named as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history, and is known as ‘The Father of Television’. (source Wikipedia)

Proof coins are the highest quality commemorative coins. Their sharpness, detail and finish are unrivalled, making them perfect for collectors looking for highest levels of craftsmanship and detail.

The dies used to strike Proof coins are hand-finished to ensure that all imperfections are removed. Blanks are fed into the coin press by hand before being struck up to six times, at a lower speed and with less pressure than other finishes, to preserve the finer details of the design.