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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Year of the Rat

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal (14-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rat

Series: Lunar Series III

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
JC

Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A rat on a flowering branch
Chinese symbol for rat below

Lettering:
50

Translation: 鼠 = Rat

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

14 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the Royal Australian Mint is this NCLT Copper-nickel 14 sided coin. The coin was released in a folding coincard. This the ninth 50 cent Lunar Year commemorative and is also a 14 sided Tetra-Decagon coin. This is the only series with this shaped coin.


As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Rat, the innovative tetra-decagon series continues with its ninth annual release. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a twelve-year cycle. Each cycle is represented by a different animal, each with its own distinct personality. People born within each lunar year are believed to possess the qualities of that year’s animal, using those traits to achieve success and happiness throughout life.

A limited edition PNC (888 Copies) was also released by Australia Post.


Previous Years  releases are:-
2012: Year of the Dragon
2013: Year of the Snake
2014: Year of the Horse
2015: Year of the Goat
2016: Year of the Monkey
2017: Year of the Rooster
2018: Year of the Dog
2019: Year of the Pig

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  100% UNC in Coincard - Mintage tba
2020  888 6% UNC in PNC

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