Fifty Pence

Fifty Pence

I came across this newly minted Fifty Pence coin while cycling through Wales and was excited by the interest in the origins of words. The coin is roughly the size of the US Quarter, but unlike our relatively new State Quarters which use imagery to describe each state, I appreciated the attention paid to the written, typed word with this quote from Johnson's Dictionary 1755. On this small coin the designer managed to fit the word's pronunciation, origin and part of speech. Pretty nifty, fifty. As pictures are increasingly the international language, it is refreshing to find a dictionary quote on this UK coin. And hey, who can name this typeface?
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