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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
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# 684
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (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
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

Two Kookaburras, one in flight, one on a branch

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN
2003 1/2 oz. 999 SILVER
KOOKABURRA
P

Designer: Jovan Radanovich

Edge

Milled

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This is the second 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
2003 P 11,450 Proof in Cased Capsule

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