50 Cents - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of The Royal Australian Mint
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
|Composition||Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
50th Anniversary of Royal Australian Mint
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Signature dodecagon shape of the coin arranged into a ‘honeycomb’ design, symbolising the industrious hive of the Royal Australian Mint. This product showcases the technical talent of the Royal Australian Mint colour printing a ‘golden gradient’ on this unique dodecagon shaped coin
ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
This NCLT RAM coloured Commemorative coin celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Mint was issued in two different coincards. One was a general sale release with a mintage 30,000 and the other was a special Berlin World Money Fair release with a mintage 5,000.
This coin was manufactured in three different versions. In plain Copper-nickel as part of the annual UNC mint set, Gold Plated Copper-nickel as part of the annual Proof Year set, and a coloured version as seen here.
Since 1965, the Royal Australian Mint has been producing the coins that Australians have used in their everyday lives. These coins have meant different things to many different people. They have had an unwavering presence for everybody in the country. As the first wholly Australian-operated mint, its primary function was to produce the coins to be used after Australia’s changeover to decimal currency. Half a century later, these circulating coins are still adorned with iconic Australian images, showing the nation’s great pride in its people and unique fauna.
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|2015||5,000||UNC (WMF Coincard Release)|
|2015||30,000||UNC in Coincard|
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