UK's Presidency and the completion of the Single European Market



Issued 1992-1993
Diameter 30mm
Weight 13.5g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Mary Milner Dickens
Edge Plain
Inscription Fifty pence
Mintage 109,000
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With a mintage of just 109,000 (around half of the Kew Gardens 50p) the EC Presidency is the rarest UK 50p coin to enter circulation. The 1992-1993 50p celebrates the UK's presidency of the European Council of Ministers, and the completion of the Single Market. The design by Mary Milner Dickens features a conference table seen from above, around which are 12 chairs for the Council of Ministers. The UK is represented at the head of the table which includes 12 stars; one for each member of the EEC, placed in the geographic positions of their capital cities.

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