The design of a new 50 pence coin commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of the composer Benjamin Britten has been unveiled.
The coin, inscribed with lines from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson which Britten put to music, is available in special editions from September 27 and will go into general circulation later.
Tom Phillips, who designed the coin which features Tennyson's lines "Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying" and Britten's name framed in a double stave, said he wanted the coin to "speak" of music.
Phillips said he hoped the coin would help people find out more about the man and his music.
The coin is part of a huge anniversary celebration of Britten's life and work - including performances in 140 cities across the world.
Richard Jarman, director of the Britten-Pears Foundation, said: