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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coronation Jubilee

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
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

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
2003

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

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

Lettering:
*Coronation Elizabeth II*
*Fiftieth Anniversary*
1953
E II R
50
2003

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.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

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

© Mike Bentley

Comments

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 on an aluminium bronze planchet, 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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