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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Melbourne Cup

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Melbourne Cup) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Melbourne Cup) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1524
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

150th Running of the Melbourne Cup

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
IRB

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.

Reverse

Group of Horses and Jockeys crossing the finishing Line at Flemington racecourse

Lettering:
FLEMINGTON
1861 2010
150TH RUNNING OF THE MELBOURNE CUP
50

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

The design of this coin commemorates the 150th running of the prestigious annual horse race, the Melbourne Cup held in Australia on the second Tuesday each November. All around the country Australians stop work to watch the race.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  9.44 In Sets only

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