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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cook Islands
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1972-1983
Value 50 Cents (Tene)
0.5 NZD = 0.31 USD
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 31.75 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Young bust right, date below

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
1983

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Bonito fish (Sarda australis), denomination upper left.

Lettering:
50
JB

Engraver: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Alternating milled and plain sections (five each)

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse

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Mint

FM The Franklin Mint, Wawa, United States (1964-date)

Comments

Bonito fish (Sarda australis) is also called as The Australian bonito, horse mackerel or little bonito fish

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  31,000 2.00 25% KM#6.1
1972  17,000 3.79 9% KM#6.1 Proof
1973  19,000 15% KM#6.1
1973  13,000 4.03 6% KM#6.1 Proof
1974  10,000 10% KM#6.1
1974  7,300 5% KM#6.1 Proof
1975  19,000 3% KM#6.1
1975 FM 1,000 0.6% KM#6.1 Matte
1975 FM 21,000 3.07 9% KM#6.1 Proof
1975 FM 2,251 3% KM#6.1 Special Uncirculated
1976 FM 1,001 2% KM#6.1 Matte
1976 FM 18,000 2.27 12% KM#6.1 Proof
1976 FM 1,066 3% KM#6.1 Special Uncirculated
1977 FM 1,171 1.0% KM#6.1 Matte
1977 FM 5,986 3.34 4% KM#6.1 Proof
1977 FM 1,002 1.5% KM#6.1 Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 1,000 0.4% KM#6.2 ("1728 • CAPT. JAMES COOK • 1978") Matte
1978 FM 6,287 4% KM#6.2 ("1728 • CAPT. JAMES COOK • 1978") Proof
1978 FM 767 0.6% KM#6.2 ("1728 • CAPT. JAMES COOK • 1978") Special Uncirculated
1981 FM 1,000 0% KM#6.4; Matte; ("THE ROYAL WEDDING 29 JULY 1981" edge)
1981 FM 9,205 3% KM#6.4; Proof; ("THE ROYAL WEDDING 29 JULY 1981" edge)
1981 FM 1,000 1.0% KM#6.4; Special Uncirculated ("THE ROYAL WEDDING 29 JULY 1981" edge)
1983  0.6% BU
1983  2.12 25% KM#6.1
1983  10,000 3% KM#6.1 Proof

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