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

 

Specifications

Issued 1992-1993
Diameter 30mm
Weight 13.5g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Mary Milner Dickens
Edge Plain
Inscription 1992, UK, 1993, 50, PENCE
Mintage 109,000
B.U pack C
2.95 L
1992 I
Product code C
UK50UP K
 

Design details:

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.