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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Volunteers

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2003
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 689,
  • 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.
Schön# 727
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Commemorative issue

Australia's Volunteers

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Value within circle of volunteer activities

Lettering:
· AUSTRALIA'S VOLUNTEERS ·
50
VG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint this 50 cent coin commemorates the hard work and commitments of Australia's Volunteers within the community. The theme was Australia's Volunteers -Making a difference. In 2003 there were 4.4 million people around the country volunteering their time and services in varying activities. A 20 cent and 1 dollar coin were also released that included the Volunteer theme.

The coin was also released in the following Year sets ...

The UNC Year Mint Set

The Proof Year Set (The coin images above are of a Proof set coin.)

The UNC Baby Koala Set

The Proof Baby Koala Set
The Wedding Specimen Set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2003  13,927,000 0.59 1.13 1.41 0.99 2.94 98% Circulation
2003  14,799 0.2% Proof Koala Baby set
2003  39,090 1.9% Proof Year Set
2003  3,249 0.10% Specimen Wedding Set
2003  37,748 0.2% UNC Koala Baby Set
2003  80,512 0.8% UNC Year Set

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