50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Century of Air Power

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Century of Air Power) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Century of Air Power) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 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

Century of Air Power

Series: RAAF - Centenary


6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace


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.


Three aircrew members from different era's of the RAAF under a Wedge Tailed Eagle.
Scroll with text below, denomination above.

1921 2021


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Century of Air Power) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


This NCLT coin was released by the RAM only as part of this limited edition metal box set - A Century of Air Power - Eleven Coin Collection. Personnel, veterans and aviation enthusiasts will delight in this stunning coin collection celebrating iconic aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force as the service marks its centenary. Australia was the second nation to establish an independent air force. The air force has always been on the leading edge of technology - from wood and fabric aircraft of the 1920s, to the advanced fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters of today.

There are ten other pad printed coins in the set and this one non-pad printed coin.  Only 15,000 Limited Edition sets are available and the only way to get the non-pad printed coin is as part of this set. Each coin in the set was issued in a coincard.

All images courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint  https://www.ramint.gov.au/

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2021  15,000 UNC in Coincard in 11 Coin Tin

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