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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50 Years of Triple Zero

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 Years of Triple Zero) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 Years of Triple Zero) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1624
  • 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

50 years of Triple Zero

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2011
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

A phone handset on top of 000 (in blue colour)
Ambulance (written in green below green/ yellow chequered design) on left side
Police ( written in blue inside blue/ white chequered design) on top
Fire ( written in red under red/yellow chequered design) on right side

Lettering:
50 YEARS OF THE TRIPLE ZERO (000) EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE
000
EMERGENCY
AMBULANCE
POLICE
FIRE
50

Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 Years of Triple Zero) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Commemorating 50 years of the triple zero emergency call service for fire, ambulance and police this 50c is pad printed in full colour and was released by the RAM in a credit card sized coincard.
 

Triple Zero (000) in Australia is similar to 911 in the USA and 999 in the UK. Aussies know that if they dial 000 (or 112 on a mobile), help is near. A free call from any phone, if you're involved in an emergency or need of help, an operator will direct your call to the appropriate police, fire, or ambulance needed for a speedy response.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  29,201 61.81 UNC in Coincard

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