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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - International Year of Indigenous Languages; Silver Proof

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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

A design that includes fifteen different indigenous words for "Coin" or "Money"
The words run bottom to top between indigenous patterns

Lettering:
NAMBAL
WUMARA TJIMARI
NGKWELTYE MULU WALANG
BARNDA BAKIR
AWARNDA BOYA DHINGGARR
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS
LANGUAGES
GUDARU WANGARRI PIRRKI
A.S
FIFTY CENTS

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Indigenous Languages; Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

With this 2019 50c Fine Silver Proof Coin, the Royal Australian Mint along with AIATSIS celebrates 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous languages are under threat worldwide and there is an urgent need to protect them for the future. Australia’s many and varied Indigenous languages comprise a unique linguistic treasure, and are now being actively recorded, revitalised and shared for the benefit of all future Australian generations.

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2019  5,000 Proof in Case

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