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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Silver Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Silver Proof) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2004-2019
Value 50 Cents
0.5 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 18.24 g
Diameter 31.65 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 404a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Proof Year Set

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
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

Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50"

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 - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 50 cent coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set. The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The Australian Coat of Arms standard reverse, 12 sided, 50 cent coin was first included in the 2004 Fine Silver Proof Year set and every year since then except for 2005, 2006 & 2016 when it was not part of the set. In those years a commemorative 50 cent was used.

The Fine Silver Proof Set normally includes a 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, $1 & $2 coin as well as this 50 cent coin. The sets are issued in a presentation case, initially made from jarrah wood but recently made from plastic or imitation wood.



The standard Copper-nickel version of the 50 cent coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1969 to replace the round silver 50 cent coin introduced in 1966 which in turn replaced the old £sd Ten Shilling note.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  6,500 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2007  3,475 Proof in Lifesaver Fine Silver Year Set
2008  1,000 Proof in Berlin WMF Fine Silver Year Set
2008  2,600 Proof in Planet Earth Fine Silver Year Set
2009  2,231 Proof in Astronomy Fine Silver Year Set
2009  1,000 Proof in Berlin WMF Fine Silver Year Set
2010  2,040 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2011  2,072 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2012  1,400 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2013  2,000 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2014  500 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2015  800 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2017  1,000 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set
2018  1,000 Proof in Armistice Fine Silver Year Set
2019  1,000 Proof in Standard Fine Silver Year Set

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