2005 Johnson's Dictionary 50p Circulated Coin
Samuel Johnson's dictionary published in 1755 is among the most influential pieces of scholarship in the history of the English language. The dictionary contained 40,000 words and took 8 years to complete.
It was used by famous authors such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. It took eight years to compile and listed 40,000 words. This 50p was issued in 2005 to mark the 250th anniversary of its publication.
2005 Johnson's Dictionary 50p Circulated Coin Mintage: 17,649,000
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