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


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 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


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


Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly


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


Translation: 公鸡 = Rooster

Engraver: S. Stojanovic


14 Sided Smooth

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

© Mike Bentley


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


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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