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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Dame Edna Everage

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dame Edna Everage) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dame Edna Everage) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1004
  • 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 Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
50 CENTS
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

Coloured portrait of Dame Edna Everage

Lettering:
DAME EDNA EVERAGE
50TH ANNIVERSARY 1956 ~ 2006

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC issued 24/10/2006.
 

This coin marks 50 years of satirist and actor Barry Humphries AO in his alter ego as Dame Edna Everage.

A Fine Silver Proof $1 version of the coin was also released by the Perth Mint (See Link)

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  15,000 UNC in PNC

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