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5 Cents - Elizabeth II Masterpieces in Silver - 1939 ½penny

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 1939  ½penny) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 1939  ½penny) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 5 Cents (0.05 AUD)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 5.53 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 481
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpieces in Silver 1999 - Pre Decimal Circulation Coins

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
IRB
FIVE CENTS

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Half Penny 1939 reverse design of KM# 41
Kangaroo leaping to right, date below

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1939
HALF PENNY

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded/milled

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 1939  ½penny)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) NCLT coin was released as part of the 1999 Masterpieces in Silver "Pre Decimal Circulation Coins" set which contained five other re-makes of pre-decimal coins of various types. Each of the coins in the set featured the dates of rare original coins in each of the denominations.

The reverse of this stunning coin is a replica of the original rare Melbourne Mint 1939 Half Penny of which only 782,000 were made. However the obverse has the 1998 Ian Rank-Broadley fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the second, unlike the original coin which had a Portrait of King George VI facing left.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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