1973 Proof Set
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1973 Proof Set

Every year since 1970 the Royal Mint has released a limited number of annual sets with proof versions of the coins issued for circulation that year. Today you can own the 1973 Royal Mint Annual Proof set.

Includes the first ever commemorative decimal coin – The EEC 50p

In 1973 the Royal Mint issued the first ever commemorative 50p to celebrate the UK’s accession to the European Economic Community. It shows nine hands clasping each other in a circle, with each hand representing the nine member states. The demand for 50ps has risen drastically in recent years, and to own the first commemorative 50p in proof finish is a must for any collector.

The very best of the Royal Mint’s coins

Each coin is struck to the Royal Mint’s highest standard Proof finish, using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. Each coin can be appreciated in exquisite detail as every blank is struck more than once to ensure a clearer and finer design than the coins that you would find in your change.

Highly sought after by collectors

Because of the skill and time involved in striking proof coins they are struck to a strict limited edition. Proof sets represent the pinnacle of the Royal Mint’s craftsmanship, so they are in high demand amongst collectors.

Only a limited number available

This set is no longer available at the Royal Mint and can be difficult to track down on the secondary market. We only have a limited number available to offer but with demand high, we don’t expect these sets to be available for long.

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Order Ref 185/394C/0


  • 1973 Halfpenny, One pence, Two pence, Five pence, Ten pence & Fifty pence
  • (EEC).
  • Coins may be subject to tarnish due to age.

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.