The UK is represented at the head of the table which includes 12 stars; one for each member of the EEC, placed in the geographic positions of their capital cities. A network of lines uniting the stars signifies the links of trade and commerce within the Community. The obverse bears the elegant portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.This coin is no longer in general circulation but they still turn up in peoples jars and the like! A, The absolute top authority in the coin, world, period! They grade the coin then sonically seal it a high quality capsule or slab as we call them, and give it a certificate number which can be verified on their website, this allows you to look at your coin & guarantee authenticity and a provenance for years to come.