50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.7 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 104021
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References KM# 499
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

20th Century Monarchs

Series: Masterpieces in Silver

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2000
FIFTY CENTS
IRB

Designer: 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

Crown 1937 obverse design of KM# 34
King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

Designer: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint in 2000 as part of that years "Masterpieces in Silver" set. The theme for the set featured Monarchs of the 20th Century.
The reverse of the coin is based on the 1937/38 King George VI Crown obverse.
The obverse of the coin carries the Ian Rank-Broadley fourth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin is the size and shape of a modern Australian NCLT $5 coin and has a decimal face value of  50 cents.

Other coins in this Masterpieces in Silver set were:-  
King George V (20c), King Edward VII (20c), Queen Elizabeth II (20c) & Queen Victoria ($2).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  10 412 44.38 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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