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50 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage

50 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  obverse50 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1989-1990
Value 50 Dollars
50 AUD = 34 USD
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 15.5017 g
Diameter 25.10 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 120
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Kangaroo - Red Kangaroo

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 50 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET ½ OZ. 9999 GOLD
RED KANGAROO
· 1990 ·

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989  2,200 Proof
1990  240,000

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