50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coronation Jubilee

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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 14.09 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 799
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II


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


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.


St Edward's Crown, the 7 Pointed Federation Star and Sprigs of Wattle

*Coronation Elizabeth II*
*Fiftieth Anniversary*

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

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


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coronation Jubilee) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Struck by the RAM and released in 2003 only in a PNC by Australia Post this NCLT coin is a fitting accompaniment to the 2002 50c issue commemorating 50 years of Accession to the throne. This coin celebrates 50 years of the crowning of the Queen.

Interesting element of this release is that the coin isn't the usual cupro nickel composition, it has been struck in Aluminium-bronze, which is the usual metal that the $1 coin is composed of.

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in a capsule in a plush red case with limited edition certificate. (Mintage 13,500)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  63,003 UNC in PNC

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