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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Queen's 80th Birthday

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Queen's 80th Birthday) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Queen's 80th Birthday) -  reverse

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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 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The Queen's 80th Birthday

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

Pietro Annigoni's portrait of Her Majesty wearing the Regalia of the Order of the Garter

Lettering:
H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II
80th BIRTHDAY 21-4-2006

Edge

Reeded edge

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This coin was struck by the Perth Mint and was issued exclusively in an Australia Post PNC issued 19/4/2006.


This coin was struck to mark the 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of Pietro Annigoni's portrait of Her Majesty as shown on the reverse of the coin.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  UNC in PNC

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