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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Queens Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.35 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

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

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

The reverse features Australia’s national flower, the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), within an outline of St Edward’s Crown, the ultimate symbol of monarchy, all appropriately set within a multifaceted diamond shape.

Lettering:
THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE 2012
50
MM

Designer: Michael Meszaros

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Queens Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Struck by the RAM to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is this Fine Silver 50 cent coin. It was issued as part of a three coin set along with a Canadian $20 and a UK £5 in a wooden box.


The coin was also released in Fine Gold in a similar three coin set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  4,000 Proof - In 3 Coin Set

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