First Day Coin Cover - 2000 Public Libraries 150th Anniversary 50p Pence Coin PNC Cover
This First Day coin cover was issued in 2000 named 'Public Libraries'. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act and houses a 50p pence coin on the PNC cover. The Public Libraries Act established in 1850 enabled local councils to provide free public libraries funded at the time by the 1/2d rate. The 50p coin depicts turning pages of a book above the pendiment of a classical library building. The PNC cover also hosts three unique stamps that are in keeping with the purpose of libraries, free knowledge and education for all. Postmarked London and dated 14th August 2000, it has been jointly published by the Royal Mail and the Royal Mint. The coin cover is pre-owned.