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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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
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# 404.2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
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

Australian Coat of Arms highlighted in Hyper Metallic colours

Lettering: 50 SD

Engraver: 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.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

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

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 2012 The RAM released this stunning Hyper Metalic UNC coloured print 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  1,500 UNC Berlin WMF Fair Set
2012  2,500 UNC Boston ANA Fair Set
2012  57,054 UNC Year Set

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