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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Gold Coast 2018 - Gold Plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gold Coast 2018 - Gold Plated) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gold Coast 2018 - Gold Plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

2018 XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
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

This design features a Gold Coast beach with a whale frolicking in the surf, surrounded by pictograms of the 23 sports which will see athletes competing for gold medal glory at the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games.

Lettering:
Gold Coast
2018
XXI Commonwealth Games
50

Designer: Stevan Stojanovic

Stevan Stojanovic is sculptor and coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gold Coast 2018 - Gold Plated) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT Gold Plated 50 cent coin was released by the RAM in a coin card to commemorate the XXI Commonwealth Games held from 4th April 2018 to 15th April 2018.



One of Australia's greatest honours in 2018 is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games. The stunning Gold Coast, with its golden sun and sandy beaches, will host athletes from 70 nations and territories competing in 23 different sports.

Australia Post also released 7,500 copies of a non-Gold Plated version of the coin in a PNC.  (See Link below)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  19,692 18.69 UNC in Coincard

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