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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - Australian Capital Territory

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australian Capital Territory) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australian Capital Territory) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 553
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - Australian Capital Territory

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
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 the Australian Capital Territory: - A Black Swan & a Mute Swan, supporting a Shield which features a Triple Towered Castle with Portcullis set above a White Rose, set below a Sword & Sceptre surmounted by an Imperial Crown. Motto in scroll below.
Representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL
TERRITORY
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australian Capital Territory) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

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 Australian Capital Territory has the ACT Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The ACT is where the nations Capital City, Canberra, is located.

The coin was additionally released in capsules in various other UNC & Proof Sets as follows...
In a Proof ACT 2 Coin Pack along with a 20 cent proof coin.

In a Proof ACT 3 Coin Set along with 20 cent & $1 proof coins.

In a Proof 20 Coin Set along with eight 50 cent & nine 20 cent proof coins and 50 cent & $1 proof colourised coins.
 
In an UNC ACT 2 Coin Pack along with a 20 cent UNC coin.

In an UNC ACT 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  2,000,000 2.43 2.43 3.87 98% Circulation
2001  10,244 3% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13,000 0.3% Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  5,516 0.00% Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  21,142 0.00% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21,040 0.3% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  14,714 0.00% UNC 3 Coin Set

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