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 2004
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 15.568 g
Diameter 24.7 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 876
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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
50 CENTS
IRB

Designer: 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
KOOKABURRA
1/2oz. 999 SILVER
2004
P

Edge

Milled

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This is the third legal tender square shaped coin to be issued in Australia by the Perth Mint.  Design is based on the early square Kookaburra pattern pennies of which none were ever officially circulated. The coin was released in a small black case with numbered certificate.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004 P 30,350 Proof in Cased Capsule

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