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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rooster

Series: Lunar Series

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

Chinese symbol for Rooster to left.
Rooster with sun and cloud in the background

Lettering:
Chinese symbol
2005

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC Issued on 2/1/2005.
This coin is Crown sized (38.74mm).
Later issue Chinese year base metal coins from the Perth Mint were smaller at 30.2mm & 30.6mm.

 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  35,537 UNC in PNC

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