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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Afghan Cameleers

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Afghan Cameleers) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Afghan Cameleers) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Afghan Cameleers

Obverse

6th 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

Designer: 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

Afghan Cameleer standing next to a Camel, decorative border around top and right of the coin. Depiction of a Camel Train of eight Camels below.

Lettering:
LA
AFGHAN CAMELEERS
50

Designer: L. Ashe

Edge

12 Sided smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Afghan Cameleers) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special 50 cent uncirculated coin to commemorate the work of Afghan Cameleers. The coin was issued in a coincard.


The Afghan cameleers who travelled to Australia from 1859 made a significant contribution to the exploration of Australia’s inland, and to the development of Australia as a multicultural nation.

A silver Proof version of this coin was also released - (See Link)

Australia Post has released a PNC with this coin (2020 Issue 06).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  30,000 100% UNC in Coincard
2020  6,500 8% UNC in PNC

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