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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait - Dodecagonal type - Gold Plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait -  Dodecagonal type - Gold Plated) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait -  Dodecagonal type - Gold Plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Gold plated copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 68.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Effigies over Time

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Australia Coat of Arms (the escutcheon is carried by a Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae)

Lettering:
50
SD

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.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait -  Dodecagonal type - Gold Plated)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Gold Plated 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 is Gold Plated and displays the 2nd effigy by Arnold Machin which was used on all 50 cent coins issued between 1966 and 1984.

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 UNC 50th Anniversary of Dodegagon 50c

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