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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Newborn

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.591 g
Diameter 36.6 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Newborn

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1/2oz 999 SILVER 2016 50 CENTS

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

In western folklore, parents have told their children for centuries that babies are delivered by a stork. As an Australian take on this legend, the coin’s reverse depicts a cute Australian kookaburra carrying a sleeping newborn baby in a swaddling cloth.

Lettering:
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BABY
P

Engraver: Aleysha Howarth

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 P 2,493 Proof

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