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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Clancy of the Overflow

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Clancy of the Overflow) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Clancy of the Overflow) -  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

Clancy of the Overflow

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

Depiction of a bush Australian scene with a man sitting on a horse, another man shearing a sheep, while cows graze. Below a depiction of a man sitting at a desk reading a letter, busy street scene to the right.

Lettering:
50
Clancy of the Overflow
AWB

Designer: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Clancy of the Overflow) -  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 "Clancy of the Overflow".

  
Paterson wrote Clancy of the Overflow in 1889 and was inspired by a letter he received which appeared to have been written ‘with a thumbnail dipped in tar’. From this evocative source material Paterson created the classic ode to the rugged bushman and the wild beauty of the Australian outback.
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Waltzing Matilda and The Man from Snowy River 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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