75% copper, 25% nickel
(referred to as cupro-nickel)
15 Anniversary" and the
value "50 PENCE" and the initials "NHS"
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of health secretary Aneurin Bevan
establishing the National Health Service in 1948. The principle aim was to
provide a health service available to all and financed entirely from
taxation. The coin was designed by David Cornell.