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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1741a
  • 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

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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

St Edwards Crown worn by her majesty during her coronation ceremony. Also showing diamonds and fireworks

Lettering:
THE ROYAL DIAMOND JUBILEE 2012
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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Diamond Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint to commemorate and celebrate the Accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. 2012 is sixty years since her Accession to the throne in 1952 so this is the Diamond Jubilee.  The coin was issued in a capsule in a plush purple box.


The coin was also issued in a joint three coin Commonwealth Mints Set (Australia, Canada & the United Kingdom). The other coins were a Silver Canadian $20 and a Silver UK £5. (Mintage 4,000)

A Copper-nickel version of the coin was released in a Coincard and an Australia Post PNC.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  7,500 Proof Cased
2012  4,000 Proof in 3 Coin Commonwealth Set

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