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John Logie Baird 50p

John Logie Baird 50p. 2021 John Logie Baird 50p available within the 2021 Annual Coin Sets

Direct from The Royal Mint in the UK

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John Logie Baird 50p coin

John Logie Baird 50p
John Logie Baird 50p

The John Logie Baird 50p release date was the 4th January 2021 as part of the 2021 Annual Coin Set.

John Logie Baird 50p BU Specification

SPECIFICATIONVALUE
DENOMINATION50p
ALLOYCupro-Nickel
WEIGHT8.00g
DIAMETER27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNEROsborne Ross
OBVERSE DESIGNERJody Clark
QUALITYBrilliant Uncirculated
YEAR2021

John Logie Baird Silver Proof 50p coin specification

John Logie Baird 50p Silver Coin
John Logie Baird 50p Silver Coin
SPECIFICATIONVALUE
DENOMINATION50p
ALLOY.925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT8 g
DIAMETER27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNEROsborne Ross
OBVERSE DESIGNERJody Clark
QUALITYProof
YEAR2021

John Logie Baird 50p Piedfort coin specification

John Logie Baird Piedfort
John Logie Baird Piedfort
SPECIFICATIONVALUE
DENOMINATION50p
ALLOY.925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT16 g
DIAMETER27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNEROsborne Ross
OBVERSE DESIGNERJody Clark
QUALITYProof
YEAR2021

John Logie Baird Gold Proof 50p coin specification

John Logie Baird Gold Coin
John Logie Baird Gold Coin
SPECIFICATIONVALUE
DENOMINATION50p
ALLOY22 Carat Gold
WEIGHT15.5 g
DIAMETER27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNEROsborne Ross
OBVERSE DESIGNERJody Clark
QUALITYProof
YEAR2021

Who was John Logie Baird?

John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird (3 August 1888 to 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator, demonstrating the world’s first working television system on 26 January 1926. He also invented the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.

With online streaming services to any device with a screen so prevalent these days, the concept of having a “TV” in your lounge is far less significant than it used to be but if you were born in the 1960’s you will have lived through the excitement of this huge box taking centre focus in your main living space.

When it went from black and white to colour people were amazed! Compare that to now we have 8K televisions becoming the norm coupled with full surround-sound experiences.

The Father of Television

In the early 1920s, television did not exist!

That all changed when John Logie Baird successfully produced televised objects as an outline in 1924. In 1925 he was successful in transmitting human faces and progressed to demonstrating the televising of moving objects in 1926.

At the time, Baird was one of several inventors who were in a neck-and-neck race to be the first to successfully develop the technology to transmit and receive moving pictures. However, his experiments paid off and Baird became the first person to publicly demonstrate television.

Baird is often now referred to as “The Father of Television”.

New fifty pence coin

This brand new 50p, designed by Osborne Ross, marks the 75th anniversary of his death.

It is released as a fitting tribute to Baird and the visionary work that brings generations of families together every day.

The fifty pence coin celebrates the inventor and his creation with a design that captures the key milestones in his life. Design company Osborne Ross has presented these milestones in the form of lines of transmission, which radiate from a central point.

John Logie Baird coin design

Andrew Ross, Creative Partner at Osborne Ross said:

“The equipment that Logie Baird used for his first broadcast isn’t recognisable to our modern eyes as a television, so we looked for another way to express the idea of transmission. A silhouette of the mast at Crystal Palace, together with the radiating circles indicating a broadcast, gave a strong graphic illustration which worked well within the shape of the coin.

“We felt that using the radiating lines as a timeline of Logie Baird’s life and achievements would help to give the viewer a second level of read. We worked closely with the Product Design department at The Royal Mint, using their expertise to add nuance and subtle modelling to the concept and bring it alive in three dimensions.”

John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird

Famous for demonstrating the first working television, John Logie Baird engineered the first transatlantic transmission on 8 Feb 1928.

An invention that we’ve never been more grateful for than in lockdown, discover the commemorative coin in our Annual Sets

Source: The Royal Mint

 

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