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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Year of the Family

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Year of the Family) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Year of the Family) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1994
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 257, Schön# 244
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

International Year of the Family

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

A depiction of a family as would be drawn by a child. To the right is the United Nations symbol for the International Year of the Family.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
1994
50
cents

Engraver: Carolyn Rosser

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

1994 celebrated International Year of the Family and was promoted by the release of this 50 cent coin into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint.

Two variants of this coin exist. Wide and narrow date versions are in existence.

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1994  20,830,300 1.26 1.40 1.57 2.90
1994  39,004 Proof

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