50 Cents - Elizabeth II 5th portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (5th portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (5th portrait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 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

Effigies over Time


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


Engraver: 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.


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


Engraver: 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 (5th portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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 as follows :-

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  20,000 8.17 UNC 50th Anniversary of Dodegagon 50c

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