50 Cents - Elizabeth II Capricorn

Features

Issuer Cook Islands
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 50 Cents
0.5 NZD = USD 0.32
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 28.71 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 290688
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Series: Signs of the Zodiac

Obverse

The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
RDM
2003

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

Capricorn

Lettering:
Capricorn
50¢

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia (1899-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  30 000 Proof

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