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50 Cents - Elizabeth II New South Wales

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (New South Wales) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (New South Wales) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 551
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

New South Wales Coat of Arms, representing one of 9 states and territories that make up Australia.

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

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

In 2001 there were many coins released into circulation by the RAM commemorating the Australian Centenary of Federation. A one dollar coin, Ten 50 cent coins and nine 20 cent coins.
Nine of the 50 cent coins depicted the coat of arms of each state and territory of Australia that were joined together in 1901 at Australia's Federation.
This 50 cent coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the State of New South Wales.

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2001  3,042,000 2.08 2.76 3.88
2001  22,923 Proof

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