Proposal to issue commemorative 50 pence coin to celebrate UK accession to the EEC

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Public Records of 1973

Document reference: PREM 15/1487

Proposal to issue commemorative 50 pence coin to celebrate UK accession to the EEC

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anthony Barbour, writes on 25 October 1972 to the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, about the Royal Mint's designs for the new 50 pence coin to mark Britain's membership of the European Economic Community.

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There are three proposed designs.

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The Mint revises the design to take on board Foreign and Commonwealth Office concerns that the word "Europe" is inappropriate.

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The Master of the Mint writes to the PM on 4 December about the dropping of "p" for "pence".