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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Golden Wattle - Christmas

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Golden Wattle - Christmas) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Golden Wattle - Christmas) -  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 = 0.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Golden Wattle Christmas

Obverse

Sixth 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
50 CENTS
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

Stylised depiction of a Golden Wattle Flower, Australia's Floral emblem.

Lettering: AS

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

Smooth - 12 Sided

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Golden Wattle - Christmas) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM in September 2020 is this NCLT Copper-nickel 50 cent coin. The Mint is ringing in the 2020 festive season with this beautiful Christmas coin decoration. Inspired by Australia’s official floral emblem – golden wattle, this coin is bursting with joy and festive sparkle. Packaged in a range of stunning different coloured gift cards that pop-out - transforming the coin into a hanging decoration. Priced at $10 each.
 
Images courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint

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