50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Melbourne Cup 150 Years
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
|Composition||Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (Partial Gold Plating)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
150th Running of the Melbourne Cup
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Image of the Melbourne Cup in Gilt set between scrolls in an inner circle
Outer circle contains Gold Scrolls and the denomination
150th RUNNING OF THE MELBOURNE CUP
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This Fine Silver (.999) Gilded Proof NCLT coin was released by the RAM in a 2 coin Boxed Set.
The design of this coin depicts the actual Melbourne Cup in gold and commemorates the 150th running of the prestigious Melbourne Cup annual horse race which first ran in 1861. The race in Australia is held on the first Tuesday each November. All around the country many Australians stop work to watch the race.
A Copper-nickel coin was also released in a coincard to celebrate the same event.
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|2010||5,000||Proof Gilded in 2 Coin Boxed Set|
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