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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.33 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific

Obverse

Sixth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II •
AUSTRALIA 2020
JC

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Indian Pacific Train travelling through the Nullabor Plain

Lettering:
50
NR 27
INDIAN PACIFIC
INDIAN PACIFIC 1970-2020

Engraver: Stevan Stojanovic

Stevan Stojanovic is sculptor and coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint has released this Uncirculated NCLT 50 cent coin in a coincard to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Indian Pacific, a historic and unforgettable transcontinental railway adventure from Sydney in New South Wales  to Perth in Western Australia.

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