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1998 European Union Economic Community Stars Fifty Pence Coin

UKEUGP 1998 European Economic Community EEC Gold Proof Fifty Pence Coin Boxed

Buy a 1998 European Union Economic Community Stars Fifty Pence Coin

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Limited edition gold proof EEC Fifty Pence coin, struck by The Royal Mint. In the first half of 1998, the United Kingdom held the Presidency of the European Union with then Prime Minister Tony Blair acting as President of the European Council. That same year marked the 25th anniversary of the date that the UK joined the European Union on 1 January 1973, transitioning from the role of an important neighbour the political and economic union to a leading member state. At the same time, the UK joined the European Economic Community that would eventually be absorbed into the EU. This Fifty Pence piece celebrates the presidency and the anniversary with a design by John Mills that shows the twelve stars that appear on the flag of Europe, the official symbol used by the European Union and the Council of Europe. This was the first commemorative 50p design issued after the denomination was resized the previous year. Before 1997, Fifty Pence coins measured 30.00 millimetres in diameter. Afterwards, these coins had a diameter of 27.30 millimetres and were significantly lighter than their earlier counterparts. This smaller example is offered in 15.50 grams of 916.7 gold. It's finished to proof standard with multiple strikes of specially prepared dies. One of just 1,177 issued, you'll receive your pre-owned 22-carat gold proof 1998 EU 50p in its original presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Ian Rank-Broadley's fourth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998'.


Twelve stars of the European Union with 'EU' at base and 25th anniversary dates either side: '1973' and '1998'. '50 PENCE' below. Artist: John Mills.


Collectable UK coin struck in 15.50 grams of 22-carat (91.67% gold). Finished to flawless proof standard. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value: 50p / Fifty Pence.


1,177 of these gold proof coins were issued in the year 1998. This one is presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.


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