50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Melbourne Cup 150 Years

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Melbourne Cup 150 Years) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Melbourne Cup 150 Years) -  reverse

Obverse © Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (Partial Gold Plating)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 187766
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References KM# 1520
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

150th Running of the Melbourne Cup


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


Designer: 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.


Image of a Race Horse and Jockey in Gilt set within an inner circle
Outer circle contains Gold Scrolls and the denomination


Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Melbourne Cup 150 Years) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal 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 includes a Jockey on a Race Horse 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  5 000 Proof Gilded in 2 Coin Boxed Set

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