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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Tasmania) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Tasmania) -  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# 565
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - Tasmania

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 Tasmania: - A central shield representing Tasmanian industry: apples, a sheaf of wheat, a branch of hops, plus a ram. It is supported by two Tasmanian tigers, now extinct. Above the shield are a red lion with a front paw resting on a spade and pick axe. Representing one of nine states and territories that make up Australia.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
UBERTAS·ET·FIDELITAS
TASMANIA
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Tasmania) -  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 Tasmania and has the Tasmania Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The Capital of Tasmania is Hobart.

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

In an UNC Tas 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
2001  2,160,006 2.09 2.78 3.91 Circulation
2001  10,192 Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13,000 Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  2,802 Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  11,582 UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21,040 UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  4,052 UNC 3 Coin Set

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