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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Centenary of Australian Banknotes

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Australian Banknotes) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Australian Banknotes) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1963
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Australian Banknotes

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013

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

Image of Victoria Hill Quartz Mine in Bendigo also shown on the original Australian £1 Note

Lettering:
CENTENARY of AUSTRALIAN BANKNOTES
1913. 2013
50 CENTS

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent coin was issued by the RAM in 2013 to commemorate 100 Years of Australian Banknotes and depicts images taken from an original 1 pound (£) Note.
Two other 20 Cent coins were also issued to celebrate old Australian Banknotes as part of the series. (KM#1961 & KM#1962)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013 

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