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Silver Proof Piedfort Fifty Pence Two Coin Set
Obverse of Silver Proof Fifty Pence
Reverse of 1992-1993 Silver Proof Fifty Pence Coin
Reverse of 1994 Silver Proof Fifty Pence Coin
European Community Design
In 1992, a fifty pence coin was issued to commemorate the United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Community, and the completion of the Single European Market.
The United Kingdom held the Presidency of the European Community during the second half of 1992.
The Single European Market came into effect on January 1st 1993.
This is the first British coin to bear dual dates 1992 - 1993, rather than the normal single date.
The third portrait obverse design by Raphael Maklouf.
The beautifully worked reverse 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, place 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.
D-Day Commemorative Design
In 1994, fifty pence coins were issued featuring a special design commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day. There were none of the "definitive" Britannia types issued in 1994.
Obverse - Third Portrait
All 1994 coins carried the third portrait obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse design is by sculptor John Mills, who can remember 6th June 1944 "Planes of all kinds... were thundering overhead. Wave after wave of machines, all heading in one direction, towards where I knew the seaside to be, south." Of course, he was 50 years younger then, but the inspiration from the design comes partly through having been able to experience the events of the time. The theme of the reverse depicts ships and planes taking part in the D-Day landings.
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