50 Cents - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

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 (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Series: RAAF - Centenary

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2021
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

Front on view and view from above of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Aircraft markings above & below. Denomination to the left.

Lettering:
LOCKHEED MARTIN 2018-2021
F-35
50
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CENTENARY

Designer: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 100 Years RAAF - Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT coin was released by the RAM as part of a 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 nine other pad printed coins in the set and 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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