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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 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)

© Mike Bentley

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  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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  30,000 UNC (Coincard)

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