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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 16.2 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal (14-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Horse

Series: Lunar series II

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

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  10,000 Proof (Frosted)

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