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

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

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 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# 12602
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References KM# 563
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 - Western Australia


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


Designer: 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.


Coat of arms of Western Australia: - Two Red Kangaroos, each holding a boomerang, supporting a shield which features the black swan on a rippled base. Above the Black Swan is St. Edward's Crown between two sprigs of kangaroo paw proper. Representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia

1901 2001


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Western Australia) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


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 Western Australia and has the WA Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The Capital of Western Australia is Perth.

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

In an UNC WA 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 1.57 2.43 3.77 97% Circulation
2001  10 199 4% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13 000 1.2% Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  3 829 0.5% Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  11 527 0.2% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21 040 1.2% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  5 702 0.7% UNC 3 Coin Set

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