On this Day 1969: Forging the New 50p

On this Day: December 8th, 1969.

ATV Today reporter Sue Jay visits an engineering firm in Smethwick to find out how the coin can be forged starting with a blank the size of a half-crown.

Mr Wheeler stamps out the new seven-sided shape from the blank using a hand press and Mr Brown explains how a forger could carry out the same procedure and talks about the raised edge on the coin.

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