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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Millennium

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Millennium) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Millennium) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 488.1, Schön# 484.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

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

Stylized Australian Flag with "Millennium year 50 cents".

Lettering:
MILLENNIUM YEAR
50
CENTS
G

Engraver: 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

Comments

This 50c coin was released into circulation celebrating the turn of the century, the transition from the second to the third millennium. Released by the Royal Australian Mint this fifty cent can be found in circulation, in the 2000 mint set and colourised (pad-printing technology) in the 2000 proof set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  27,118 Baby Mint Set
2000  16,630,000 1.18 1.56 2.19 3.28 Circulating
2000  Fat Letters Error
2000  200,000 Incused Die Variety
2000  97,550 Year Mint Set

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