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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (Partial Plated)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1567a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Royal Marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
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

Portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Gilded Gold Rose in circle below

Lettering:
50
HRH PRINCE WILLIAM
MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON
VG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The RAM released this Fine Silver (.999) partial Gold Plated Proof coin in a two coin set to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011. The other coin in the set was dated 2010 and celebrated the Royal Engagement from the year before. The were were presented in a wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
 

Copper-nickel NCLT versions of both coins were also released by the RAM in their respective years in coincards.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  5,000 Proof Cased 2 Coin Set

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