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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Twelve Days of Christmas

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Twelve Days of Christmas) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Twelve Days of Christmas) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

12 Days of Christmas

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

Very detailed version of all the items that appear in the 12 Days of Christmas Song.
A Partridge, 2 Turtle Doves , 3 French Hens, 4 Calling Birds, 5 Golden Rings, 6 Geese a-laying, 7 Swans a-swimming, 8 Maids a-milking, 9 Ladies dancing, 10 Lords a-leaping, 11 Pipers piping, 12 Drummers drumming.

Lettering:
50
BK

Engraver: B. King

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Twelve Days of Christmas)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in September 2019 is this NCLT Copper-nickel 50 cent coin. The Mint has got into the upcoming festive season with its first ever Christmas coin. Based on the classic carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas", this stunning coin comes in a beautiful gift card, in five different colours that pops-out - transforming the coin into a hanging decoration. Priced at $10 each.
    

The coin features all of the 12 items that are associcated with the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  UNC in Blue Coincard
2019  UNC in Green Coincard
2019  UNC in Orange Coincard
2019  UNC in Red Coincard
2019  UNC in Yellow Coincard

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