50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Millennium

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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 ↑↑
Number N# 12593
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 488.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 484.1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Millennium Year

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2000
IRB

Designer: 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

Stylized Australian Flag with "Millennium year 50 cents".

Lettering:
MILLENNIUM YEAR
50
CENTS
G

Designer: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the Royal Australian Mint into circulation this 50 cent coin celebrates the turn of the century, the transition from the second to the third millennium. This fifty cent was also included in the UNC Year And Baby Koala Mint sets for the year 2000.
 
 

 

There is a die variety of this coin that has an incused flag and a larger left star. (Approx. 200,000 minted)
 


A  colourised (pad-printing technology) version of the coin was included in the Year 2000 Proof & Baby Koala Proof Sets.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000  3% Circulation - Fat Letters Variety
2000  200 000 3% Circulation - Incused Die Variety
2000  16 630 000 0.67 1.57 1.76 2.11 3.42 95% Circulation - Normal Die
2000  27 118 0.8% UNC Koala Baby Year Set
2000  97 550 8.37 2% UNC Year Set

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