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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Golden Jubilee - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Golden Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Golden Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 645a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Accession 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
2002
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

St Edward's Crown to Top Left
Australia's 7 pointed Federation Star top right
Text below and between

Lettering:
Elizabeth Accession
Fiftieth Anniversary
1952.2002
50
E II R
GEORGE VI

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 - Golden Jubilee - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) coin was released by the RAM in 2002 to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Accession or Golden Jubilee. It was placed in a capsule presented in a red velvet box. Each box was individually numbered with a certificate.



The coin was originally intended to circulate, but this decision was overruled after advice from the Treasury that there were enough 50 cent pieces already in circulation.
 
However 32,102 Copper Nickel versions of this coin were released in a PNC by Australia Post. These are very hard to find and are usually at a premium price.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  17,500 Proof Silver Cased

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