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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - Queensland

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Queensland) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Queensland) -  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# 555
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - Queensland

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 Queensland: - A Red Deer & Brolga, supporting a shield which features the heads of a Bull and a Ram, a Sheaffe of Wheat and Gold rising from a pile of Quartz. Two stalks of Sugarcane surround the State Badge, a Maltese Cross with a centred Crown of St. Edward. Representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
QUEENSLAND
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Queensland) -  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 State of Queensland and has the QLD State Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The Capital of Queensland is Brisbane.

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

In an UNC QLD 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  2,320,000 2.06 3.10 3.87 98% Circulation
2001  10,242 3% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13,000 0.00% Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  5,668 0.3% Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  20,190 0.00% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  20,040 0.3% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  13,050 0.00% UNC 3 Coin Set

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