Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2007 Scouting Centenary Silver Proof 50p

The 2007 Scouting Centenary Silver Proof 50p is a beautiful .925 fine silver proof coin housed in an elegant red presentation case. This superb Scout Movement Silver Proof fifty pence coin celebrates 100 years of Scout Movement.

Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army, held the first Scouting encampment at Brownsea Island in England in 1907 and this was the start of the now, world famous scouting movement. Baden-Powell wrote the principles of Scouting in Scouting for Boys (London, 1908), based on his earlier military books, with influence and support of Seton of the Woodcraft Indians, Smith of the Boys' Brigade, and his publisher Pearson. During the first half of the 20th century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups each for boys (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Rover Scout) and for girls (Brownie Guide, Girl Guide and Girl Scout, Ranger Guide).

The movement promotes a program of informal education with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities and self reliance, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports. Awards are given for merit and accomplishment in various scouting activities and abilities. A distinctive uniform insignia includes the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as merit badges and other patches.

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The 2007 Scouting Centenary Silver Proof 50p comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity and

The Silver Proof fifty pence coin commemorating a 100 years of adventure. The reverse design by Kerry Jones, appropriately features a globe, emphasizing the growth of the Scouting Movement, along with the Scouts’ familiar fleur-de-lys and their famous motto ‘Be Prepared’ and the traditional obverse of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, FRBS.

Struck in superb proof quality sterling .925 silver, there is a strictly issue limit of just 12,500

Alloy: .925 Sterling Silver
Weight: 8 g
Diameter: 27.3 mm
Denomination: 50P
Price: £28.50

This is a beautiful 2007 Scouting Centenary Silver Proof 50p coin celebrating a notable achievement in education and self reliance and is sure to sell out fast.

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