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European Union 50p

Fifty pence coin struck to mark the UK Presidency of the European Union and the 25th Anniversary of the UK becoming part of the EEC.
1998 50p Coin European Union
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1998 European Union 50p [Circulated]
1998 European Union 50p [Circulated]

£2.99 to £10.00 available now from the Coin Hunter Royal Mint Shop

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 5,043,000
BU Mintage: 147,883

The European Union 50p can be found in your change: 5,043,000 coins dated 1998 were struck to enter circulation.

This fifty pence was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 01 June 1998. Total BU Mintage figures include 15,370 coins in European Union Royal Mint packs and 132,513 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my European Union 50p coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) 50p is worth £1.50. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) European Union 50p was available from £5.45 on issue, in as new condition this BU 50p coin is worth about £8.

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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A celebratory arrangement of stars with the letters "EU" between the anniversary dates "1973" and "1998" and, below, the value "50 PENCE".

Design by: John Mills

Coin Obverse (heads side)

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 1998 •".

Coin Specification

Denomination: 50p
Alloy: Cupronickel
Weight: 8g
Diameter: 27.3mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 1998

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A European Union 50p coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.

Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 5,043,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 26 years.