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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Pride and Passion - 1967 Referendum

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pride and Passion - 1967 Referendum) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pride and Passion - 1967 Referendum) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

25 Years - Mabo Decision & 50 Years - 1967 Referendum

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-Broadley

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

Reverse

Depiction of Eddie Mabo and Referendum How to Vote card from 1967

Lettering:
1992 MABO - 25 YEARS
RIGHT
WRONG
WRITE
YES
for
ABORIGINIES!
ABORIGINIES!
ABORIGINIES!
50
1967 REFERENDUM - 50 YEARS

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint, Boneta-Marie Mabo

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pride and Passion - 1967 Referendum) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In National Reconciliation Week 2017, the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision. This circulating coin features a moving design, created in collaboration with Boneta-Marie Mabo, Ms Mabo is an award-winning contemporary artist and Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s granddaughter.

The Royal Australian Mint acknowledges the Ngunnawal People, traditional custodians of the land on which this coin was minted.

The coin was issued in a PNC by Australia Post
 

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of this coin was issued in a capsule in a plush box. Included in that box was a copy of the Copper-nickel coin in a square coincard. 5,000 copies were made.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  1,400,000 1.77 2.25 2.25 100% Circulation
2017  5,000 0.00% UNC in Coincard (With Silver Coin)
2017  0.4% UNC in PNC

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