New commemorative 50p coin marks Britain's withdrawal from the European Union

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30 January 2020
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The Royal Mint has produced a new commemorative 50p coin collection, with a coin design that features the words 'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations.

The commemorative coins, which include the date of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, will be available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver proof and Gold proof editions.

The coin will also feature on ten million 50p coins which will enter general circulation from 31 January. 

The EU on coinage

This is the fourth time that a commemorative coin has been produced to mark the UK’s relationship with the European Union.

The Royal Mint produced a coin when the UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973, created a design for the single market in 1992, and to mark the UK’s 25th anniversary of joining the EU in 1998. 

To mark this new milestone, The Royal Mint has created a historic two-coin set featuring the original 1973 50p coin alongside the commemorative 50p coin marking the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. 

Clare Maclennan, Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said: 'The Royal Mint has been marking significant events in British history for over 1,000 years, and has a history of commemorating the UK’s relationship with the EU through coinage. It felt fitting, that following the decision on 23 June 2016 for the UK to leave the European Union, for The Royal Mint to produce a new 50p coin to commemorate this historic moment.'

Coin details

Withdrawal from the European Union 2020 UK 50p Coin

Specifications

 

Withdrawal from the European Union 2020UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Withdrawal from the European Union 2020UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

Withdrawal from the European Union 2020UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

50p

Composition

Cupro-Nickel

925 AG Sterling Silver

916.7 Au - Red

Weight

8.00g

8.00g

15.50g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

The Royal Mint

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

47,000

1,500

RRP

£10.00

£60.00

£945.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase the coins, visit The Royal Mint website.

 

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