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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Squash

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Squash) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Squash) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1001
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne - Squash

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
IRB

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

Squash Player hitting a ball with Melbourne 2006 logo

Lettering:
MELBOURNE
2006
50
XVII COMMONWEATLH GAMES

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

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

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Squash) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Copper-nickle 50 cent coin was issued by the RAM to Commemorate the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. This coin celebrates the sport of Squash. It was released in a coincard.


The coin was also included in an special Album with 15 other NCLT 50 cent coins to celebrate other popular sporting events held during the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. The set also included a 2005 50 Cent coin that had been released into circulation and an Aluminium-bronze $5 coin.
 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  15,000 0.00% UNC in 18 Coin Album
2006  21,902 100% UNC in Coincard

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