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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 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 ↑↑
References KM# 1567
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Royal Marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
IRB

Engraver: 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

Portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Rose in circle below

Lettering:
50
HRH PRINCE WILLIAM
MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON
VG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - William and Kate Royal Wedding) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT 50 Cent coin to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011  in a red coincard. This coin was not released into circulation but a 20 cent coin with the same design was released into circulation.
 

Australia Post also released the 50 cent coin in a PNC.
 

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of this coin was released in a two coin set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  150 UNC in APTA PNC
2011  6.89 UNC in Coincard
2011  14,000 UNC in PNC

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