50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Jupiter

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Jupiter) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Jupiter) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Planetary Coins - Jupiter


4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara set within a circle. Text outside of the circle.


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.


Depiction of the Planet Jupiter in pad printed White/Yellow/Red showing the famous Red Spot. Surrounded by Swirls and Circles representing the many Moons of Jupiter with the Spacecraft Galileo top right. Planetary Symbol of Jupiter below.


Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.



50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Planetary Coins - Jupiter) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


This NCLT frosted proof type, colour pad printed coin is part of a 10 coin set released by the RAM. They are packaged within a coincard.

The coincard is inside an information-filled pop-up book featuring colour-printing and is the first time for a RAM collection to feature the bronze 1 and 2 cent blanks along with the aluminium bronze $1 and $2 blanks. The addition of two $5 blanks including a bi-metallic one to represent the rings of Saturn makes this set astronomical.

This particular 50 Cent coin represents Jupiter the 5th Planet and has the Planetary Symbol for Jupiter on the reverse surrounded by circles representing Jupiter's Moons and the spacecraft Galileo which orbited Jupiter for nine years before crashing into the planet. The coin is also circular instead of the usual 12 sided design of the Australian 50 cent coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  6,950 UNC in Coincard

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