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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Skippy - 50th Anniversary

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Skippy - 50th Anniversary) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Skippy - 50th Anniversary) -  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 (Pad Pinted)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the 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

Colourised image of Skippy and Sonny Hammond to the right.
Buttons with numbers to the left.

Lettering:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
50
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Skippy - 50th Anniversary) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint on 4/5/2020 to commemorate 50 years since the popular children's TV Show "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" was aired on TV sets around the world. It was released in a coincard with mintage of only 20,000.


This is a clip from the opening & closing credits of the show.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByob-5pPEs

Australia Post has released a PNC with this coin (2020 Issue 9).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  14,000 86% UNC in Coincard
2020  6,000 21% UNC in PNC

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