50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait) -  reverse

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Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2019-2021
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 168436
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Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace


Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.


Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50"


Designer: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


This Copper-nickel NCLT Coin was initially issued by the RAM as part of a Five-Coin Set to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50 cent Coin. The five coins in the set each display a different effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as used on the 50 cent coin since it was introduced in 1969 as well as including this new Jody Clark Sixth Effigy being introduced on Australian coins in 2019.


This particular 50 cent coin in the set displays the new 6th effigy by Jody Clark which has now also been issued by the RAM at "Pop Up Shops" in Mint Bags of 20 at various locations throughout Australia in 2019 & for general circulation from 2019 onwards.

The Five coins in the special Five-Coin Set are as follows:-
A coin dated 2019 with original 1969-1983 2nd Effigy Arnold Machin Obv with Stuart Devlin Rev. (Gold Plated)
A coin dated 2019 with second  1984-1997 3rd Effigy Ralph David Makleouf Obv with Stuart Devlin Rev.
A coin dated 2019 with third 1998-2019 4th Effigy Ian Rank-Broadly Obv with Stuart Devlin Rev.
A coin dated 2019 with fourth 2000 only 5th Effigy Vladimir Gottwald Obv with Stuart Devlin Rev.
A coin dated 2019 with fifth 2019 onwards 6th Effigy Jody Clark Obv with Stuart Devlin Rev.

The Royal Australian Mint did not produce an Uncirculated Set of the 2019 Jody Clark 6th Portrait First Issue coins. However an aftermarket set that included this coin & the other five denominations was put together and issued by Downies.

The 2020 Uncirculated and Proof Sets containing this coin were released on 4/11/2019.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019  70 000 2.35 71% Circulation
2019  12 970 9.32 17% UNC 50th Anniversary of Dodegagon 50c
2019  1.9% UNC QEII New Portrait Set (Downies)
2020  90 000 5% Circulation (Part mintage)
2020  1 002 1.0% Proof Milestones and Celebrations Set
2020  11 102 7% Proof Year Set
2020  1 500 4% UNC in RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2020  1 250 1.0% UNC WMF Berlin 6 Coin Set
2020  38 202 3.94 25% UNC Year Set
2021  1.9% Circulation (Mintage tba)
2021  1.9% Proof Baby Coins Set (Mintage tba)
2021  8% Proof Year Set (Mintage tba)
2021  5% UNC Baby Coins Set (Mintage tba)
2021  1 500 1.0% UNC RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2021  3.62 22% UNC Year Set (Mintage tba)

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