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. The fifty pence piece is circulated and protected in a small plastic wallet.
The European Union 50p coin can be found in your change, 5,043,000 coins entered circulation dated 1998.
This coin was designed by John Mills and features a portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
If you need this 50p for your coin collection and you have not found one checking your change, you can now buy this circulated quality coin for £2.79 from Coin Hunter.
What do we mean by circulated quality? This is a coin created by The Royal Mint for circulation, the same as the 50p coins you find in your change. The coin will have been used, but we only select coins in very good condition and securely pack each one in a plastic coin wallet for delivery.