2021 Charles Babbage 50p BU Coin in Capsule


  • The fourth coin in our Innovation in Science series
  • A perfect gift for any science, technology or computing enthusiast
  • This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Babbage
  • The first time Charles Babbage has been celebrated on a UK coin
  • Each coin is presented in its protective heptagonal capsule

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Charles Babbage was a lifelong inventor who believed that scientific advancement should benefit everyone. Best known for his mechanical calculator, or ‘Difference Engine,’ his ideas were a century ahead of their time. He also conceived the Analytical Engine, that had many essential features found in modern digital computers.

This UK 50p coin is the fourth release in our Innovation in Science series, which honours some of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced and celebrates Babbage’s legacy with a design by Nigel Tudman and Jas Bhamra, linking his machinery to the digital age.

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Weight 40 g


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