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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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 ↑↑
References KM# 1818
  • 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

50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013
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

Image of a surfer and wave in a wave tunnel border
in the background, flying birds in the sky

Lettering:
FIFTY YEARS OF SURFING AUSTRALIA
50

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT 50 cent coin to celebrate 50 years of Surfing Australia & issued the coin in an unusual coincard that was shaped like a surfboard.
 

With surfing so ingrained in Australian culture as a sport and pleasure activity, as well as celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Surfing Australia the Royal Australian Mint pressed a coin in tribute to this wonderful sport and in celebration of this great milestone.

Australia Post also released the coin in a PNC.
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2013  150 0% UNC in APTA PNC
2013  15,000 10% UNC in PNC
2013  24,950 97% UNC in Surfboard Coincard

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