2009 Dual Date European Presidency 50p Silver Proof


  • Manufacturer: Royal Mint
  • Issuing Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2009
  • Collections: 40 Years of the 50p
  • Series / Ranges: European Presidency
  • Denomination: 50p
  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: .925
  • Metal Content: 0.237 Troy Ounce
  • Weight: 8.00 Grams
  • Diameter: 27.30mm
  • Quality: Silver Proof
  • Issue Limit: 1,168 Worldwide
  • Presentation: Encapsulated

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In 2009 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the first UK 50p Fifty Pence coin, the Royal Mint released a very special Limited Issue Presidency 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver and is Triple Dated.

To commemorate the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the Council of Ministers during the second half of 1992 and the completion of the single European Market, which comes into effect on 1st January 1993, the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin.

Collectors will recall the commemorative 50p pieces of 1973 issued to mark Britain’s entry into the Economic Community.

It is particularly appropriate, therefore, that in 1992 the 50p should be chosen to bear the historic design symbolizing the special bond between the twelve member countries of the European Community.

The beautifully worked design by sculptor Mary Milner Dickens features a conference table seen from above, around which are arranged twelve chairs for the Council of Ministers.

The United Kingdom is prominently represented at the head of the table, with the table itself showing twelve stars, symbols of the European Community, placed in the geographic positions of the capital cities of the twelve member countries. A network of lines uniting the stars signifies the links of trade and commerce within the Community.

The obverse bears the elegant portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.


  • Limited Mintage of 1,168 Coins Worldwide
  • Struck to Royal Mint’s Proof Quality in Solid .925 Sterling Silver
  • Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the First 50p Coin – European Presidency
  • Encapsulated

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Weight 501 g


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