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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait - Dodecagonal type - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait - Dodecagonal type - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait - Dodecagonal type - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 68a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50 cent Coin

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 - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver Proof NCLT Coin was produced by the Royal Australian Mint to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50 cent Coin.  It was issued exclusively for the 2019 Australasian Numismatic Dealer's Association Money Expos. This coin features the original 1969 effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin on its obverse.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  1,969 Cased Proof

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