50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 80th Birthday - Silver Proof
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
|Composition||Gold (.999) plated silver (.999)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Royal Collection - Queen Elizabeth II's 80th Birthday
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
A ring of flags around "ER" which means Elizabeth Regina, the word Regina being Latin for Queen. The majestic crown with 80 behind it. The outer ring of flags alternates the Union Jack with the Australian Flag to recognize the ties between the United Kingdom and Australia. This coin is gilt with 24 carat gold on the central design.
Lettering: 80 EIIR 50
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006 with many special events and activities. In the month prior to her birthday on 21st April, she had traveled to Australia for a visit which included opening the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. This coin is part of a two coin set issued by the Royal Australian Mint.
The coins were issued in a wooden case made from jarrah which was inside a protective purple box.
A Copper-nickel version of the coin was also released in a coincard - See link
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|2006||7,500||Proof in 2 Coin Set|
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