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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Netball

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Netball) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Netball) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.35 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# 779
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

XVIII Commonwealth Games, Melbourne - Netball

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006

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

Figure of a Netball Player with Melbourne 2006 logo

Lettering:
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Melbourne 2006
50

Engraver: 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 - XVIII Commonwealth Games Netball) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Copper-nickle 50 cent coin was issued by the RAM to Commemorate the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. This coin celebrates the sport of Netball. It was released in a coincard.
 

The coin was also included in an special Album with 15 other NCLT 50 cent coins to celebrate other popular sporting events held during the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. The set also included a 2005 50 Cent coin that had been released into circulation and an Aluminium-bronze $5 coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  15,000 UNC in 18 Coin Album
2006  22,432 UNC in Coincard

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