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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Horse - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Horse - Silver Proof) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Horse - Silver Proof) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 16.20 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year of the Horse

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2014
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

Unbridled galloping horse through a field of grass, with the traditional Chinese character of the horse in the sky.

Lettering:

50

Engraver: Alexander Vorodeyev

Edge

Smooth Tetradecagonal

Comments

This is the third in the lunar series of tetradecagonal 50 cents coin minted by the Royal Australian Mint and the first to be released in pure silver. Featuring 1/2oz of .999 fine silver, this coin is minted in frosted uncirculated (frunc) finish. The coin is encapsulated and presented in a velvet lined blue box with an accompanying certificate of authenticity.
       

 A Copper-nickel version of the coin was released in a coincard.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  10,000 UNC (Frosted)

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Horse - Silver Proof)