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Coin: Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC)
Description

This coin commemorates the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Economic Community (EEC).

No "regular" circulating type (seated Britannia) 50 pence coin was issued in 1973.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value50 (x Penny) TypeFifty Pence (Large, one year types)
Year1973 CurrentNo (demonetised 1998)
Mintage89,875,000 (89.9 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 89,875,000 (89.9 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerDavid Wynne
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Heptagon)
Size (mm)30 Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)13.5000
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith), and no date.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Reverse

In three lines in the centre: the date 1973 and the denomination 50 / PENCE. Around, nine hands symbolizing the nine members of the Community, clasping one another in a mutual gesture of trust, assistance and friendship.

Reverse inscription

1973 50 PENCE

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 100,000 (included in main number)
Silver Proof Piedfort FDC unknown (hover mouse for text)
Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Photos
Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Photo Great Britain 50 Pence 1973
Great Britain 50 Pence 1973
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Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Photo Great Britain 50 Pence 1973
Great Britain 50 Pence 1973
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Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 918
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4224, 4224A (Piedfort)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P1 (Piedfort)
Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Coin description
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, Piedfort
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Design
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Fifty Pence 1973 (EEC): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 50 Pence, Great Britain, 1973
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