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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 90th Anniversary of The Ghan

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 90th Anniversary of The Ghan) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 90th Anniversary of The Ghan) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.30 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

90th Anniversary of The Ghan

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

The Ghan locomotive on track with train behind in front of a colourised red backdrop and below the denomination.

Lettering:
50
NR 75
THE GHAN NR 75
TD
THE GHAN 1929-2019

Engraver: T. Dean

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 90th Anniversary of The Ghan) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint has released this Uncirculated NCLT 50 cent coin in a coincard to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Ghan, a historic and unforgettable transcontinental railway adventure from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory.

The romance of the journey is immortalised in the Ghan's logo - a mounted cameleer - and it's legendary route, from Adelaide to Darwin , passing through some of Australia's most spectacular and beautiful scenery and travelling through magnificent and beautiful landscapes from the desert to the tropics. From its inception in1929, as a steam train forging through fires, floods and severe weather, the Ghan has now become one of Australia’s most luxurious and iconic railway journeys.

Coin In Card


Special Heritage PNC
Australia Post in conjunction with the Royal Australian Mint has released this coin in a limited edition:
Postmarked at the start and end locations of the journey (Adelaide) 3 and (Darwin) 5 November
Burgundy foiled postmark (end) and silver foiled postmark (start), postmarks map The Ghan’s journey.

The image below also shows the front/back of the coin insert that is inside the envelope.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019  30,000 11.15 100% UNC in Coincard
2019  1,000 17% UNC in PNC

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