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50 Cents - Elizabeth II "Lunar Year Series II" Silver Bullion Coinage

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 15.59 g
Diameter 36.60 mm
Thickness 2.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1663
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series II - Year of the Dragon

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1/2 OZ. 999 SILVER 2012 50 CENTS

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

The reverse of 2012 silver dragon coin depicts a long, scaled, serpentine dragon, a symbol of power, strength and good luck. The reverse also includes a depiction of a “pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for “dragon” and the inscription “Year of the Dragon” also appear in the design with the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark.

Lettering:

P
Year of the Dragon

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012 P 389,161 15.85 12% Brilliant Uncirculated
2012 P 5,000 22.78 88% Proof

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