The new release of the Cutty Sark 50 pence coin on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory. This new coin is available due to popular demand for the tall ship series.
The Cutty Sark is a British Clipper ship that was built on the River Clyde in 1869. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which was when sails started to be substituted for steam.
The design of the coin features the Cutty Sark. The ship was launched on the 22nd November 1969 destined for the tea trade. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.