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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Gold Plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Gold Plated) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Gold Plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal (14-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rooster - WMF Issue

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly

Reverse

Rooster, Chinese symbol for Rooster at left. 公鸡
Bamboo in the background.

Lettering:
公鸡
50

Translation: 公鸡 = Rooster

Engraver: S. Stojanovic

Edge

14 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Gold Plated) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This RAM NCLT release is a 2017 Berlin World Money Fair special version of the now familiar Tetradecagonal Chinese Lunar Year 50 cent coin. It is fully Gold Plated in 24 caret Gold and was released in a credit card sized coincard. Mintage is limited to 5000.
 

There have now been six yearly releases of the Lunar Year 50 cent coins by the RAM. This is the first Gold Plated version.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  5,000 UNC in Coincard WMF issue

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