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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - Brisbane Commonwealth Games

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Brisbane Commonwealth Games) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Brisbane Commonwealth Games) -  reverse

© Monéphil

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1982
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 74,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 62
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Depiction of the logo of the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games over a map of Australia surrounded by icons representing 12 of the sports conducted during the games. An eight-pointed star is shown at Brisbane's location.

Lettering:
XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRISBANE
· 50 CENTS ·

Engraver: Stuart Devlin , Hugh Edwards

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 (2nd Portrait - Brisbane Commonwealth Games) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was issued into general circulation by the RAM to celebrate the holding of the 12th Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982. It was also included in the Year Proof and Year Uncirculated sets for that year.
Specimen coin were also issued in hard plastic cases.

In 1989 a restrike was issued as part of that years Masterpieces in Silver Sets, however it had the Raphael Makleouf 3rd Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

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1982  Cased Specimen
1982  49,610,200 1.16 1.16 1.66 1.56 1.56 Circulation
1982  100,000 Proof Year Set
1982  195,950 UNC Year Set

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