2022 Alan Turing 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Pack

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2022 Alan Turing 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Pack

As the father of modern computing and a codebreaking genius during the Second World War, Alan Turing was a truly extraordinary individual. In recent years, Turing has become a figurehead for gay rights following his posthumous pardon from Her Majesty The Queen in 2013, which has since led to further pardons to gay men and created what’s become known as ‘Turing’s Law’.

In 2022, we celebrate a man with a remarkable mind with a UK 50p coin that concludes our Innovation in Science series.

Famous for his leading role at Bletchley Park, breaking Nazi codes during the Second World War, it's believed that his team's work saved millions of lives by securing and deciphering information from German forces.

There are three hidden codes on the UK Alan Turing 50p — can you decipher them?

Intricate Coin Design

The design itself includes three code breaking elements, but can you see them?

Code 1. GEARS.GRIN.THAN — Every 3-square-meter of the world has been given a unique combination of three words. Go to ‘whatthreewords’ to find the location where Turing studied… 

Code 2. ‘ONLY A FORETASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME’ — Turing’s quote in The Times, June 1949

Code 3. Matt Dent and Christian Davies  The coin designers initials

Your 2022 Alan Turing 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Pack will arrive in original Royal Mint packaging

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