50 Cents - Elizabeth II Gold Coast 2018

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gold Coast 2018) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gold Coast 2018) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

2018 XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast


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


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.


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.

Gold Coast
XXI Commonwealth Games


12 Sided Smooth


This NCLT 50 cent coin, limited to a mintage of 5,000, was minted by the RAM and released by Australia Post in a PNC to commemorate the XXI Commonwealth Games held from 4th April 2018 to 15th April 2018.

This version of the coin has the standard Copper-nickel finish in contrast to the Gold plated version that the RAM released in a coincard.  

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.

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2018  5,000 UNC in PNC

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