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1998 European Union 50p

The European Union 50p marked the UK Presidency of the European Union, and the 25th Anniversary of the UK becoming part of the EEC. The design by John Mills features the twelve stars of the European Union.
European Union 50p
European Union
1998 circulation coin

How much is it worth?

Collector Value: £1.54 is a mid-point price for European Union 50p coins marked as sold on eBay UK. The price range for a good condition circulated example of this 50p coin is between £1.28 and £1.74.

Coin values based on 186 eBay sales selected from data collected 20/11/2019 08:10:27.

How rare is this coin?

Scarcity: 5,043,000 European Union 50p coins were struck for circulation showing the date 1998. 50p mintage figures are from The Royal Mint website, this coin design can be found in your change.
Alloy
Cupro-nickel
Weight
8.00g
Diameter
27.3mm
Reverse Designer
John Mills
Obverse Designer
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Year
1998
Mintage
5,043,000

Coin Hunter produces an up for date 50p coin valuation list for all commemorative fifty pence pieces in circulation today.

Buy, swap or sell this coin

 Every UK circulation 50p coin is available to buy from eBay. When buying look to pay about £1.28 for a good condition circulated example. If selling aim for the high range value of £1.74
Buy a European Union 50p on eBay for £1.28 - This 50p coin is offered for sale on eBay, whether it is an example from circulation, a brilliant uncirculated coin or as a precious metal presentation issued in 1998 by The Royal Mint.

Sell your European Union coin on eBay for £1.74 to receive £1.09 - The seller pays fees on eBay, final value fees on coins sold is 10% and PayPal fees are usually 2.9% + 30p. If you sell for £1.74 (£2.74 including £1 postage) you will receive £1.09 after eBay fees of £0.27 and PayPal fees of £0.38 are deducted.


Join a Facebook coin group, use one of these templates to add a buy, swap or sell post to a group.
 Coin prices on Facebook groups tend to be lower than eBay as there is no 10% final value fee to pay. Coin groups are online communities of people with an interest in coins, join a group such as Coin Hunt to buy, swap or sell.
Buy: I'm looking for a circulation 1998 European Union 50p. If you have one available, please let me know a price for the coin and postage.

You should expect to pay about £1.42 plus cost price postage. If you're happy with the price and the seller will provide proof of posting (if not using a signed for postal service), ask the seller to comment on your post with a named and dated picture of the coin.

If the coin looks fine, you can then give your postal address and get their PayPal details in private messages.

Make a payment for the total including postage to the PayPal address given by the seller. A seller may ask for you to use PayPal Friends & Family (F&F), as there are no fees deducted from the total received by the seller. Always pay using PayPal Goods & Services (G&S) unless you have dealt with the seller before and trust them to send the coin.

Swap: I would like to do a coin swap. My available swap coins are shown in the picture, I am looking for a circulation 1998 European Union 50p. If you have one available to swap, let me know what you would like in exchange.

Add a picture to your post that clearly shows your swap coins next to a piece of paper showing your name and todays date (hand written).

If a fair swap and method of posting is agreed, you can then go to private message to exchange address details.

Sell: For sale: 1998 European Union 50p. £1.42 PayPal F&F or £1.77 PayPal G&S (Including fees of 2.9% + 30p). Cost price post of your choice, proof of postage will be provided.

Add a picture to your post that clearly shows the actual coin you're selling, along with hand written name and date to prove you have the coin in hand.


  eBay sales data downloaded: 20/11/2019 08:10:27 - valuations are based on 186 of the 200 most recent sold eBay items matching a search for European Union in the 50p coin category. 7.53% of items sold at an effective price of between £1.28 and £1.74.

The mid point effective price of 186 50p coins sold on eBay is £1.54. The image, title, sold price and sold date are shown for each of the 14 sales closest to the mid point price.

50 Pence Coin - United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union (1998)
50 Pence Coin - United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union (1998)
£1.54
19/10/2019 12:03:00
EU 50p European Union Fifty Pence UK entry to EEC coin
EU 50p European Union Fifty Pence UK entry to EEC coin
£1.55
14/11/2019 12:45:00
50p UK In EEC 25 Years 1998 EU Stars Fifty Pence Coin Circulated 
50p UK In EEC 25 Years 1998 EU Stars Fifty Pence Coin Circulated 
£1.55
29/10/2019 18:56:00
Collectable 50p Coin - European Union (1998) CIRCULATED SOLD AS SEEN 
Collectable 50p Coin - European Union (1998) CIRCULATED SOLD AS SEEN 
£1.56
19/10/2019 11:53:00
1998 EUROPEAN UNION EEC EU 25th ANNIVERSARY 50p COIN
1998 EUROPEAN UNION EEC EU 25th ANNIVERSARY 50p COIN
£1.58
14/11/2019 19:30:00
1998 50p COIN European Union 1998 50p Coin. CIRCULATED
1998 50p COIN European Union 1998 50p Coin. CIRCULATED
£1.50
20/10/2019 15:08:00
RARE 50p COIN "EEC EUROPEAN UNION 25th ANNIVERSARY" FIFTY PENCE COIN 1998
RARE 50p COIN "EEC EUROPEAN UNION 25th ANNIVERSARY" FIFTY PENCE COIN 1998
£1.50
18/09/2019 21:03:00
50p UK In EEC 25 Years 1998 EU Stars Fifty Pence Coin lightly Circulated 
50p UK In EEC 25 Years 1998 EU Stars Fifty Pence Coin lightly Circulated 
£1.50
19/09/2019 13:06:00
Rare 50p coin UK ENTRY TO EEC 1998 Fifty Pence EU European Union
Rare 50p coin UK ENTRY TO EEC 1998 Fifty Pence EU European Union
£1.50
22/09/2019 16:05:00
Rare 1998 EEC EU 25th Aniversary Stars 50p Coin
Rare 1998 EEC EU 25th Aniversary Stars 50p Coin
£1.50
27/09/2019 11:00:00
1998 circulated 50p coin - European Union 
1998 circulated 50p coin - European Union 
£1.49
13/09/2019 13:02:00
EU European Union 50p  1998 Circulated coin
EU European Union 50p 1998 Circulated coin
£1.60
03/11/2019 19:31:00
RARE 1998 50p FIFTY PENCE EUROPEAN UNION EEC ANNIVERSARY EU coin
RARE 1998 50p FIFTY PENCE EUROPEAN UNION EEC ANNIVERSARY EU coin
£1.48
20/10/2019 16:11:00
european union 50p
european union 50p
£1.45
29/10/2019 10:04:00

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.) will be worth more than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation. All 50p coins have also been 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, which can make them more desirable to collectors.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 5,043,000 European Union 50p coins struck will have now been in circulation for 21 years.

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