A proof issue Silver 2 coin set containing 2 x 50p PIEDFORT pieces minted in 1998 to commemorate two different events. 1998 was the only year of issue for this 2 coin set.
The first Silver Proof 50p was issued to commemorate the UK’s 25th Anniversary of membership to the European Union and Presendency of the Council of Ministers.
The second Silver Proof 50p was issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service
Both coins are encapsulated side by side and housed in the original Royal Mint box with the Certificates of Authenticity for each coin.