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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - South Australia

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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# 561
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

South Australia

Series: 100th Anniversary of Australia's Confederation

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

The arms of South Australia (a grassy mount with vines, wheat and barley stalks, citrus fruits, two cogs & miners pick, and a blue shield with an Australian Piping Shrike inside a gold circle, with a crest of four Sturt's Desert Peas) diving the dates and representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - South Australia) -  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 South Australia and has the SA Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The Capital of South Australia is Adelaide.

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

In a Proof SA 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 SA 2 Coin Pack along with a 20 cent UNC coin.

In an UNC SA 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  2,400,000 1.25 2.80 4.14 98% Circulation
2001  16,625 2% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13,000 0.8% Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  3,625 0.5% Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  12,260 0.3% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21,040 0.8% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  4,782 0.8% UNC 3 Coin Set

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