50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - Silver Jubilee

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Silver Jubilee) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Silver Jubilee) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1977
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.37 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 ↑↑
Number N# 5524
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 70,
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# 59
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

25th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth II

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1977

Designer: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Outer design of 25 overlapping crowns in a circle. Inner starburst with lettering and value surrounding

Lettering:
:SILVER JUBILEE:
50 CENTS

Designer: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Silver Jubilee) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

1977 was the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's ascension to the throne (the ‘Silver Jubilee’). This circulating coin was produced by the RAM to celebrate the event.

In 1989 The RAM issued a stunning re-strike of the coin in the "Masterpieces in Silver Set" for that year. However, it had the Raphael Makleouf 3rd Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the Obverse.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  25 067 000 0.69 0.59 1.33 1.73 1.01 3.06 98% Circulation
1977  55 006 9.83 3% Proof Year Set
1977  128 010 0.6% UNC Year Set

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