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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1960
  • 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

100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013
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

Kangaroo on a Map of Australia superimposed on a Stamp

Lettering:
50
100 YEARS OF COMMONWEALTH STAMPS
1913-2013

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent coin was issued by the RAM in a coincard designed to resemble a stamp. It commemorates 100 Years of Australian Postal Stamps.
 

It was also issued in two different PNC's by Australia Post. A general issue one ...
 

... and then a limited edition one over 6 days at the Melbourne Stamp Expo. This coin has an "M" Counterstamp and is the more desirable & expensive of the two.
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2013  15,002 81% UNC in Coincard
2013  56,065 8% UNC in PNC
2013 (M) 7,500 36% UNC in PNC Melbourne Stamp Expo

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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