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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 80th Birthday

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (80th Birthday) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (80th Birthday) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 801
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Queen Elizabeth II's 80th Birthday

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
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

A ring of British flags around "ER" which means Elizabeth Regina, the word regina being latin for Queen. The majestic crown with 80 behind it

Lettering: 80 EIIR 50

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

Comments

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006 with many special events and activities. In the month prior to her birthday on 21st April, she had travelled to Australia for a visit which included opening the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. A commemorative 50c was issued by the RAM for the occasion of this special milestone, her 80th birthday. The coin was minted as a NCLT issue.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  28,191 UNC

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