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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Pattern

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Pattern) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Pattern) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Pattern
Year 1968
Value 50 Cents (0.50 AUD)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn30
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968

Engraver: Arnold Machi

Reverse

Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50".
Designer's mark "SD" below.

Lettering:
50
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  Pattern

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Pattern)