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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Gymnastics

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gymnastics) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gymnastics) -  reverse

Reverse © Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 774
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne

Obverse

4th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006

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

Figure of a gymnast with ribbon

Lettering:
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Melbourne 2006
50

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

Comments

To celebrate popular sporting events held during the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games a series of Sixteen 50 cent NCLT coins were released by the Royal Australian Mint.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  25,574 UNC

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gymnastics)