50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australia Day - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia Day - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia Day - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (Partial Plated)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 161917
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References KM# 1525.a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Australia Day

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2010
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

A map of Australia made of ribbons with proud Australians young and old banded together by these ribbons. The Map is created in Gold Plate

Lettering:
·CELEBRATE WHAT'S GREAT·
50
G
·AUSTRALIA DAY·

Designer: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia Day - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Celebrating Australia Day in 2010 the Royal Australian Mint in collaboration with the Australia Day Council has released this commemorative .999 Silver part Gold Plated coin in a capsule in a numbered limited edition plush blue box with certificate.


A Copper-nickel version of the coin was also released into circulation. The boxed Silver Proof coin also came with the copper-nickel version of the coin included in the box.

It wasn't until as recently as 1994 that the whole of Australia has consistently celebrated Australia Day on the 26th of January as a public holiday. It was on the 26th January 1788 that The First Fleet from England commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip landed at Sydney Cove and raised the Union Jack Flag founding the Colony of New South Wales.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  10 000 64.75 Proof (Part Gold Plated)

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