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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coat of Arms - Gold Plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms - Gold Plated) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms - Gold Plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Royal Australian Mint

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
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

Australian Coat of Arms Kangaroo & Emu Gold Plated finish

Lettering:
50
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms - Gold Plated) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this Gold Plated (.999), well loved 12 sided Australian 50 cent coin as an NCLT issue to commemorate 50 years since the RAM opened in 1965.
The coin was released in a special Open Day Coincard at the RAM  on 21st February 2015


And also in a credit card sized coincard  for general sale.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  22,265 93% UNC in Coincard
2015  14% UNC in Open Day Coincard

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