• 50 Pence 1992, KM# 963, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • 50 Pence 1992, KM# 963, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

From 1985 to 1991 the head of Queen Elizabeth II was a slightly smaller size. From 1993 to 1997 the head was a slightly larger size. The change over was made part way through 1992 so there are two versions in this year. 1997 has small varieties in design of the portrait.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II DEI·GRA·REG·F·D
RDM

Reverse

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.

Engraver: Mary Milner Dickens

1992 1993
UK
MMD
50 PENCE

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 7
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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United Kingdom's Presidency of the Council of Ministers

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