50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - New South Wales

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - New South Wales) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - New South Wales) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.37 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# 12595
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References KM# 551
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - New South Wales

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2001
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

Coat of Arms of New South Wales: - A Lion & Kangaroo, supporting a shield which features the State Badge centrally with two Fleece and two Wheat Sheafe, the Rising Sun above the Shield. Motto in scroll below. Representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
NEW SOUTH WALES
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - New South Wales) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was released into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint in 2001 as part of a series of coins commemorating 100 Years since the Nation was fully Federated from the previous Australasian Colonies.
This particular Coin represents the State of New South Wales and has the NSW State Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The Capital of New South Wales is Sydney.

The coin was additionally released in capsules in various other UNC & Proof Sets as follows...
In a Proof NSW 2 Coin Pack along with a 20 cent proof coin.
In a Proof NSW 3 Coin Set along with 20 cent & $1 proof coins.

In a Proof 20 Coin Set along with nine 50 cent & 20 cent proof coins and a 50 cent & $1 proof colourised coin.

In an UNC NSW 2 Coin Pack along with a 20 cent UNC coin.
In an UNC NSW 3 Coin Set along with 20 cent & $1 UNC coins.

In an UNC 20 Coin Folder along with nine 50 cent, nine 20 cent and one $1 UNC coins.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  3 042 000 0.30 1.53 2.37 4.15 97% Circulation
2001  12 492 3% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13 000 1.0% Proof 20 Coin Set
2001  9 923 0.6% Proof 3 Coin Set
2001  22 802 0.19% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21 040 1.0% UNC 20 Coin Folder
2001  17 593 0.8% UNC 3 Coin Set

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