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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Royal Engagement - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
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# 1571a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Royal Engagement

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

Collection of roses in a Gilded Gold circle and Prince William's coat of arms surrounded by ornate ribbons

Lettering:
H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM AND MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON
FIFTY CENTS

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement - 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 Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton on November 16th 2010. The other coin in the set was dated 2011 and celebrated the Royal Marriage that took place the following year. The were presented in a wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  5,000 Proof Cased 2 Coin Set

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