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50 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1988-1989
Value 50 Dollars
50.00 AUD = 35 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 15.57 g
Diameter 25.1 mm
Thickness 2.03 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
50 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Seated Koala facing frontwards

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/2 OZ. 9995 PLATINUM
P 1988 MT

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued individually as a Proof Coin in 1988 and as an UNC Bullion coin in 1988 & 1989.

This is an example of the 1989 Bullion coin UNC version.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  48,029 UNC
1988 P 12,000 Proof
1989  49,245 UNC

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