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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Fine Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Fine Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Fine Silver Proof) -  reverse

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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 (.9999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.65 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Proof Year Set

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

Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50"

Lettering:
50
SD

Designer: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

12-sided, smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Fine Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 50 cent coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set. The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The Australian Coat of Arms standard reverse, 12 sided, 50 cent coin was first included in the 2004 Fine Silver Proof Year set and every year since then except for 2005, 2006 & 2016 when it was not part of the set. In those years a commemorative 50 cent was used. The Jody Clark 6th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth has been used on the obverse of coins in this 2020 edition of the set for the first time.

The Fine Silver Proof Set normally includes a 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, $1 & $2 coin as well as this 50 cent coin. The sets are issued in a presentation case, initially made from jarrah wood but recently made from plastic or imitation wood.
 

The standard Copper-nickel version of the 50 cent coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1969 to replace the round silver 50 cent coin introduced in 1966.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  1,000 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set

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