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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Remembrance - End of World War II - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance - End of World War II - Silver Proof) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance - End of World War II - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.65 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 746a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of World War II (Fine Silver Proof Set)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
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

Soldiers and a Military cemetery scene.

Lettering:
WORLD WAR 1939-1945 REMEMBRANCE
WP
FIFTY CENTS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance - End of World War II - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2005 Fine Silver Six coin Proof set which contained silver versions of coin releases in 2005. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, a commemorative 20 cent  this commemorative 50 cent, a commemorative $1 and a standard $2 were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful jarra wooden box.



This coin reflects the solemn experience of placing to rest fallen soldiers and Remembrance.

An Copper-nickel version of the coin was also released into general circulation by the RAM.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  6,200 Proof in Fine Silver Year Set

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