50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - COA Colourised Set Issue

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - COA Colourised Set Issue) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - COA Colourised Set Issue) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Hypermetalic Colour)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 30429
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References KM# 404.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


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


Designer: 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.


Australian Coat of Arms highlighted in Hyper Metallic colours

Lettering: 50 SD

Designer: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - COA Colourised Set Issue) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


In 2012 The RAM released this stunning Hyper Metalic UNC coloured coin as part of the Annual Year Mint Set. The colours accentuating beautifully the Australian Coat of Arms.

The coin was also included in limited release coin sets at the ANA Boston Coin Fair and the Berlin World Money Fair (WMF).

The Proof Set for 2012 featured a Gold Gilt plated version of the coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  1 500 4% UNC Berlin WMF Fair Set
2012  2 500 0% UNC Boston ANA Fair Set
2012  57 054 100% UNC Year Set

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