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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
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 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 769,
  • 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.
Schön# 843
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Commemorative issue

Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2005
IRB

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.

Reverse

Depiction of animals mimicking athletes as they are competing in the Games. Symbolic of the embracing spirit of the Commonwealth Games and Australia's unique fauna

Lettering:
MELBOURNE 2006
50
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
KJ

Designers: Vladimir Gottwald , Kelly Just

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this commemorative fifty cent into circulation. Just to confuse you the coin is dated 2005 on the obverse but features "Melbourne 2006 XVIII Commonwealth Games" on the reverse. This coin was designed by 16 year old Victorian Kelly Just who won a nation-wide secondary school competition to design the reverse.

The coin was also available in UNC condition in a Coincard.
 

It was also included in the Special 18 Coin Set with 16 other different NCLT 50 Cent coins and a $5 Aluminium Bronze NCLT Coin.
 

A Fine Silver (.999) version was released in a capsule in a plush box with limited edition certificate.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  20,719,000 1.28 1.18 2.35 1.74 100% Circulation
2005  15,550 0.4% UNC in 50 Cent Folder Collection
2005  21,701 0.4% UNC in Coincard

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