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50 Pence - Elizabeth II Entry into EEC

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Entry into EEC) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Entry into EEC) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1973
Value 50 Pence (0.50 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-1998
References KM# 918,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# H2
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Entry into the European Economic Community

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D∙G∙REG∙F∙D∙

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Denomination below date surrounded by circle of nine hands, symbolising the nine members of the EEC, clasping one another in a mutual gesture of trust, assistance and friendship

Lettering:
1973
50
PENCE

Engraver: David Wynne

David Wynne OBE was a British sculptor of figures, animals and portraits. Born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, son of Commander Charles Edward Wynne and Millicent, he was educated at Stowe School and then served in the Royal Navy during World War II and read Zoology at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking up sculpture professionally in 1950.

Edge

Plain

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4224)

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1973  89,775,000 0.63 0.63 0.71 1.09 1.38 1.45 1.88 96%
1973  100,000 4.36 6% Proof

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