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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Royal Engagement

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Royal Engagement) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Royal Engagement) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
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# 1571
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Royal Engagement

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
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

Collection of roses in a circle and Prince William's coat of arms surrounded by ornate ribbons

Lettering:
H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM AND MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON
FIFTY CENTS

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

Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton announced their engagement on November 16th 2010 and soon after it was revealed that the Royal Australian Mint would strike official coins to celebrate the engagement of the happy couple and their upcoming marriage.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  UNC

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