50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Newborn

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2013-2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.591 g
Diameter 32.6 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 188563
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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

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.

Reverse

Australian kookaburra carrying a sleeping newborn baby in a swaddling cloth.

Lettering:
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BABY
P

Designer: Aleysha Howarth

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Silver Proof coin issued by the Perth Mint each year between 2013 & 2017.

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.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013 P 3 658 Proof
2014 P 4 650 Proof
2015 P 2 266 Proof
2016 P 2 493 Proof
2017 P 3 459 Proof

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