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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Waltzing Matilda

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Waltzing Matilda) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Waltzing Matilda) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 14.09 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Waltzing Matilda

Series: Treasured Australian Poetry

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

The Swagman dragging his swag past grazing sheep, below that a depiction of the Swagman sitting under a gum tree waiting for his billy to boil being watched by three men, one sitting on a horse.

Lettering:
Waltzing Matilda
50
AWB

Designer: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Waltzing Matilda) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM is this Aluminium-bronze 50 cent NCLT coin commemorating the Treasured Australian Poetry of Australia’s beloved bush balladeer, Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson. It is issued in a coincard either singly or as part of a three coin set. The coin depicts his classic poem Waltzing Matilda.
 

Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda, which became Australia’s best-known folk song, while he was staying with friends at Dagworth Station, Queensland, in 1895. Legend has it that he fitted the words to the Scottish tune The Bonnie Woods of Craigielea.
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The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow coins are also available in the series and are part of the three coin set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  10,000 12.81 69% UNC in 3 Coin Set
2020  20,000 62% UNC in Coincard

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