The UK Brexit Fifty Pence Coin Set tells the complete story of Britain's relationship with the EU - featuring the original UK 1973 50p coin, issued to commemorate the entry of the UK into the European Economic Community (later to become the European Union) as well as the Sterling Silver Proof and cupronickel Brilliant Uncirculated UK fifty pence coins struck by Royal Mint to mark Britain's departure from the EU in 2020. In fact, one of the coins in this set also marks a numismatic first. The 1973 EEC Fifty Pence Coin was the first-ever commemorative British fifty pence coin issued and bears the circular image of nine hands clasped in mutual friendship - mirroring the nine members of the EEC at the time Britain joined.
The set also includes the UK fifty pence coins struck in 2020 by Royal Mint to mark the departure of Britain from the EU and bears the Thomas Jefferson quote, "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations", alongside the date that Britain officially withdrew from the EU, 31st January 2020. Both the Sterling Silver Proof and Cupro Nickel Brilliant Uncirculated editions are featured. The tale of Britain's arrival and departure from the European Union has many twists and turns - even the issue of the fifty pence coin in 2020 was far from straight forward. The history booklet included with the UK Brexit Fifty Pence coin set serves as a concise account of Britain's relationship with Europe from entry into the EEC to departure from the EU - entirely FREE of charge. If there was one definitive coin set to mark Britain's departure from the EU, this is it!
The UK Brexit Fifty Pence Coin Set Coin United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community 1973 50p coin Year of Issue 1973 Alloy Cupro-nickel Quality Uncirculated Weight 13.5 grams Diameter 30 mm Edge Plain Obverse Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin Reverse Designed by David Wynne the coin bears the inscription "50 PENCE" and the date, surrounded by nine hands, symbolising the nine members of the Community, clasping one another in a mutual gesture of trust, assistance and friendship. Denomination FiFty-Pence Issuing Authority The Royal Mint, United Kingdom Coin Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 United Kingdom 50p Coin Year of Issue 2020 Alloy Cupro-nickel Quality Brilliant Uncirculated Weight 8 grams Diameter 27.3 mm Edge Plain Obverse Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark Reverse Features an inscription which reads'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations'. The date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is inscribed on the coin's reverse Denomination FiFty-Pence Issuing Authority The Royal Mint, United Kingdom Coin Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 United Kingdom Silver Proof 50p Coin Year of Issue 2020 Alloy 925 Silver Quality Proof Weight 8 grams Diameter 27.3 mm Edge Plain Obverse Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark Reverse Features an inscription which reads'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations'. The date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is inscribed on the coin's reverse Denomination FiFty-Pence Issuing Authority : The Royal Mint, United Kingdom. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c.The seller is "uk_coinshop" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.