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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.7 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 499
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpieces in Silver 2000 - 20th Century Monarchs

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
IRB
FIFTY 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

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

Engraver: T.H. Paget

Edge

Reeded

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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