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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Impact Zones

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Impact Zones) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Impact Zones) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1744
  • 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

Shores Under Siege - Bombing of Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
IRN

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

A map of Australia illustrating the major points of attack on Australian shores

Lettering:
1942
50 CENTS
BOMBING OF AUSTRALIA
LEARMONT
PORT HEADLAND
BROOME
DERBY
WYNDHAM
TIWI ISLAND
DARWIN
KATHERINE
HORN ISLAND
TOWNSVILLE
SYDNEY HARBOUR

Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Impact Zones) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Copper-nickel NCLT 50 cent coin was released as part of a three coin set by the RAM to remind Australia of previous war times when Australian shores were under attack from Japanese forces 70 years ago. This coin is the Bombing of Australia Impact Zones 50 cent and was included in the set with 2 other 20 cent coins. The set was called "Shores Under Siege".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  20,201 UNC in 3 Coin Set

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