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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1854
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012

Engraver: 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 Ballet Dancers in front of a cursive inscription

Lettering:
Fifty years of the Australian ballet
50

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent 2012 coin celebrates 50 years since the Australian Ballet was founded and first performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney. Five decades later the company is based in Melbourne also performing in theatres internationally and across Australia including the Sydney Opera House.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  15,415 UNC

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet)