50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - Australia COA

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia COA) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia COA) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = USD 0.35
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5026
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 491.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 600.1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - Australia

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2001
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

Australian Coat of Arms consisting of a shield depicting the emblems of the six Australian States. Aside the shield are a Red Kangaroo and Emu. Above the shield is a seven pointed star on a wreath, each point representing the 6 States and one for the Territories. Below are sprays of Golden Wattle and 'Australia' in a scroll.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
50

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia COA) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint is this 50 cent coin which depicts the Coat of Arms of the Federated States of Australia as a whole. The Capital of Australia is Canberra.

This coin is the most common of the series of Federation 50 cent coins. It was also issued in the UNC Year Mint Set ...
 
 

And the UNC Koala Baby Set ...
 
 

This 50 cent coin was also included in a special Federation 20 Coin Collection Folder that included a commemorative $1 coin, nine 20 cent State coins and nine 50 cent State coins.  


Nine of the Federation State 50 cent coins depicted the coat of arms of each state and territory of Australia that were joined together in 1901 at Australia's Federation.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  21 040 0.3% BU in 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  32 494 0.05% BU Koala Baby Year Set
2001  90 822 $ 3.44 1.7% BU Year Set
2001  43 149 600 $ 0.99 $ 0.38 $ 0.55 $ 1.25 $ 1.55 $ 1.54 $ 2.26 99% Circulation

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