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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 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
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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 of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
IRB

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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent 2012 coin was released by the RAM in a credit card sized coincard.
 

The 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.

Australia Post also released the coin in a PNC.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  15,415 100% UNC in Coincard
2012  15,000 5% UNC in PNC

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