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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Afghan Cameleers - Silver Proof

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 Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 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 - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special 50 cent Fine Silver Proof coin to commemorate the work of Afghan Cameleers. The coin was issued in a capsule in a plush case with limited edition certificate.


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 copper-nickel version of the coin was also issued. (See link)

(Pics of an actual coin will be uploaded when one is available)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  2,500 Proof in Capsule

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