Charles Babbage 2021 Silver Proof 50p Coin Box + COA


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Charles Babbage was a prolific inventor, mathematician, scientist. He pioneered lighthouse signalling, invented the ophthalmoscope, proposed ‘black box’ recorders for monitoring the conditions preceding railway catastrophes, advocated decimal currency, proposed the use of tidal power once coal reserves were exhausted.

In 1821 Babbage invented the Difference Engine to compile mathematical tables. On completing it in 1832, he conceived the idea of a better machine that could perform not just one mathematical task but any kind of calculation.

This Silver Proof Coin comes complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, box, and cardboard outer.

Metal: 925 Silver

Weight: 8 grams

Diameter: 27.30 mm

Denomination: Fifty Pence

Quality: Proof

estimated delivery 2-3 weeks after release


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