50 Cents - Elizabeth II 80th Birthday

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (80th Birthday) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (80th Birthday) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 801a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

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


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.


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


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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  7,500 Proof

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