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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Gold Plated Coat of Arms

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gold Plated Coat of Arms) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gold Plated Coat of Arms) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Gold 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 Royal Australian Mint

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
2015

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

Comments

The well loved 12 sided Australian 50 cent coin. This is a NCLT issue by the RAM finished in a beautiful Gold Plate. 2015 marks 50 years since the first 50 cent coin was produced when Australia decimalised its currency.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  22,265 UNC
2015  UNC; First Day of Release Card

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