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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 5th portrait - 50th Anniversary of 50 cent Coin

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (5th portrait - 50th Anniversary of 50 cent Coin) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (5th portrait - 50th Anniversary of 50 cent Coin) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50c

Obverse

5th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right.
Wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
VG

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.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
50
SD

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.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (5th portrait - 50th Anniversary of 50 cent Coin) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Copper-nickel NCLT Coin was 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 the new Jody Clark Sixth Effigy being introduced on Australian coins in 2019.

      

This particular coin in the set displays the 5th effigy by Vladimir Gottwald which was only used on one previous commemorative 50 cent coin in the year 2000 to commemorate the Royal Visit of the Queen to Australia in that year.

The Five coins in the Five-Coin Set are all dated 2019 as follows :-

Coin with original 1969-1983 2nd Effigy Arnold Machin Obverse with Stuart Devlin Rev. (Gold Plated)
Coin with second  1984-1997 3rd Effigy Ralph David Makleouf Obverse with Stuart Devlin Rev.
Coin with third 1998-2019 4th Effigy Ian Rank-Broadly Obverse with Stuart Devlin Rev.
Coin with fourth 2000 only 5th Effigy Vladimir Gottwald Obverse with Stuart Devlin Rev.
Coin with fifth 2019 onwards 6th Effigy Jody Clark Obverse with Stuart Devlin Rev.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  10,055 9.11 UNC 50th Anniversary of Dodegagon 50c

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