European Union 50p

European Union 50p coin value

Coin VariantCollector Value
Circulated : Mintage 5,043,000£1.00
Brilliant Uncirculated (Royal Mint Pack) Mintage: 147,883£8.00

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50p Coins Uk Rare Fifty Pences Circulated Beatrix Potter Olympics Wwf Nhs

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Rare & Valuable Uk 50p Coins Fifty Pence Circulated Beatrix Potter Olympics Wwf

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1998 European Union Eu Stars 50p Fifty Pence Uk Coin Hunt Rare Vgc

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Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Kew Gardens Olympic Dinosaur Britannia Rabbit Wwf Eec

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Great Britain 1998 Proof Eu 50p, European Union 50 Pence Coin (ref. T6264)

Great Britain 1998 Proof EU 50p, European Union 50 Pence Coin (Ref. t6264)

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1998 50p European Union 25th Anniversary 1973-1998 Fifty Pence Coin Hunt Cir Vgc

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Rare & Valuable Uk 50p Coins Fifty Pence Circulated Beatrix Potter Olympics Wwf

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1998 European Union Eu Stars 50p Fifty Pence Uk Coin Hunt Rare Vgc

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Rare 50p Coin Fifty Pence Kew Gardens Olympic Dinosaur Britannia Rabbit Wwf Eec

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Great Britain 1998 Proof Eu 50p, European Union 50 Pence Coin (ref. T6264)

Great Britain 1998 Proof EU 50p, European Union 50 Pence Coin (Ref. t6264)

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1998 50p European Union 25th Anniversary 1973-1998 Fifty Pence Coin Hunt Cir Vgc

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The 1998 European Union 50p coin is a commemorative fifty pence piece issued by the United Kingdom. It was minted to mark the United Kingdom’s presidency of the European Union (EU) council of ministers and the completion of the Single European Market in 1998. This coin is notable for several reasons, including its design and the context of its issuance.

Design

The design of the 1998 EU 50p coin features a stylized representation of a table with 12 stars situated around it, symbolizing the EU member states at the time. The stars are positioned to suggest the member states sitting around a negotiating table, highlighting the unity and cooperation within the EU. The design was created by John Mills. The obverse of the coin, like all UK coins minted during this period, features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Significance

This coin was significant for several reasons:

Commemorative Nature

It was one of the first UK coins to commemorate a political event, marking a significant moment in the UK’s relationship with the European Union.

Collectibility

Due to its unique design and the context of its issuance, the 1998 EU 50p coin has become a sought-after item for coin collectors and enthusiasts of modern British numismatics.

Circulation and Rarity

While the coin was released into general circulation, its specific theme and the fact that it commemorated a one-time event have contributed to its popularity among collectors. The mintage numbers also play a role in its collectibility; approximately 5 million of these coins were minted, which is relatively low compared to other circulation coins.

Post-Brexit Context

In the years following its issuance, especially in light of the UK’s 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union (Brexit), the 1998 EU 50p coin has gained additional historical significance. It serves as a numismatic reminder of the UK’s once formal ties with the EU.

Collecting

For collectors, the condition of the coin (circulated vs. uncirculated), its packaging (if it comes in a special presentation box or set), and any errors or variations can significantly affect its value. While it is not one of the rarest coins in circulation, its significance and design make it a noteworthy piece for those interested in the numismatic history of the UK and its relationship with the European Union.