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 = 0.39 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

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

Lettering: 2005

Designer: Ing Ing Jong

Ing graduated from Perth’s Central TAFE School of Art and Design in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, having specialized in illustration and multimedia. She designed the coins for the Perth Mint in Australia, including the Lunar series in 2013.

Edge

Reeded

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint and issued in two ways :-
 1 - In a folding coincard direct from the Perth Mint.


2 - 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 Frequency
2005  20,537 5% UNC - In Folding Coincard
2005  15,000 100% UNC in PNC

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