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  • 1973 UK Coin 50p UNC European Economic Community 20716
  • 1973 UK Coin 50p UNC European Economic Community Queen Elizabeth Second Portrait Arnold Machin
  • 1973 UK Coin 50p UNC European Economic Community 20716
  • 1973 UK Coin 50p UNC European Economic Community Queen Elizabeth Second Portrait Arnold Machin
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1973 UK Coin 50p European Economic Community aUNC

Buy the 1973 EEC uncirculated fifty pence coin. This British seven sided cupro-nickel coin commemorates United Kingdom's entry into the European Economic Community.


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Britain and the EEC

The European Economic Community was founded in 1957 and has grown into the European Union of today. The original members were Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxemburg and The Netherlands. Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined in 1973, Greece in 1981, Portugal and Spain in 1986. The former East Germany was admitted as part of re-unified Germany. Austria, Finland and Sweden became members in 1995.

EEC 50p

The 1973 European Economic Community 50 Pence Coin features the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as the reverse design, with an original representation of "unity" being shown on the Obverse with a gathering of unified hands. 


The obverse features the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. 


Britain was the ninth country to join the European Economic Community, and the reverse design chosen was intended to represent the concept of strength through unity, by showing hands joined in a circle. One hand is notably smaller than the other eight, and is believed to convey the fact that Britain was ruled by the Queen, hence the smaller, female, hand.


MetalBase Metal
Obverse DesignerArnold Machin
Reverse DesignerDavid Wynne
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

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For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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