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50 Cents - Elizabeth II AIATSIS; colourized

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AIATSIS; colourized) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AIATSIS; colourized) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2014
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# 2159a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of AIATSIS

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
IRB

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

AIATSIS logo, a representation of a shield derived from the painted boomerang totem (fighting shield) of the Gu:na:ni (Kunjen) people . The design bears 2 boomerangs with circles, lines and dots

Lettering:
• AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES •
AIATSIS
1964-2014
50

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The RAM has issued a this coloured NCLT 50 cent AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) coin to celebrate 50 years of the institute dedicated to recognising and appreciating the values and culture of Australia's indigenous people. (A non-coloured general circulation issue of 2 million coins was also produced).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  30,000 UNC

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AIATSIS; colourized)