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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet - Silver Proof) -  reverse

Obverse © Mike Bentley - Reverse © Royal Australian Mint

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
IRB

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

Australian Ballet Dancers in front of a cursive inscription

Lettering:
Fifty years of the Australian ballet
50

Edge

Smooth 12 Sided

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof 50 cent coin was released by the RAM in capsule in a plush case.


The coin celebrates 50 years since the Australian Ballet was founded and first performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney. Five decades later the company is based in Melbourne also performing in theatre's internationally and across Australia including the Sydney Opera House.

A Copper-nickel version of the coin was also issued in a credit card sized coincard. It was also issued in a PNC by Australia Post.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  10,000 Proof in Case

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