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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 1915 Billies for Troops

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1915 Billies for Troops) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1915 Billies for Troops) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.591 g
Diameter 32.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Billies for Troops

Series: ANZAC Spirit Collection

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1/2 oz 999 SILVER 2015 50 CENTS

Designer: 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

A symbolic image of a woman in colour giving a billy tin to a First World War Australian soldier. The image on the tin is the Alexandra Club Christmas billy tin design which features a kangaroo on the Gallipoli peninsula. The design includes the inscription ‘1915 – Billies for the Troops’, a red poppy, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
1915 - BILLIES for the TROOPS
P

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The Perth Mint issued three half-ounce coloured silver proof 50c coins each year between 2014 and 2018 to make a 15-coin collection called the 2014-2018 15-Coin ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary ½oz 50c Series. This was the second coin in the second set of 3 coins issued in 2015.

This image depicts the full set of 15 coins.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015 P 1,633 Proof in 3 Coin Set

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