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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Square Kookaburra

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Square Kookaburra) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Square Kookaburra) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 875
  • 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

Australian Square Kookaburra

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
IRB
· 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

Kookaburra on branch

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN
P
2002 1/2 oz. 999 SILVER
KOOKABURRA

Engraver: Perth Mint

Edge

Milled

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Square Kookaburra) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This 1/2 oz coin from the Perth Mint's 2002 Proof issue of the Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series is Australia's first ever square-shaped legal tender coin. The coin was released in a lenticular coincard.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002 P 35,365 Proof in Coincard

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