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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Royal Engagement

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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# 1571
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Royal Engagement

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2010
IRB

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.

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

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.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Royal Engagement) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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. This 50 cent coin was issued in a coincard as NCLT (Non-Circulating Legal Tender).


A Fine Silver (.999) Gilt Proof version of the coin was also issued in a 2 coin set in a wooden box.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  59,820 9.92 UNC in Coincard

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