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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Millennium- colourised

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium- colourised) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium- colourised) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 488.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 484.2
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Millennium Year

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
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

Stylised Australian Flag in full colour

Lettering:
MILLENNIUM
50
CENTS

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

12 sided smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Millennium- colourised) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This 50c coin was issued by the Royal Australian Mint in the year 2000 Proof & Baby Proof Sets. It celebrates the turn of the century, the transition from the second to the third millennium. This fifty cent coin was Australia's first official colourised coin and can also be found in circulation in a non-colourised version.

 
 

 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000  15,597 0.00% Proof Koala Baby Set
2000  64,904 87.78 100% Proof Year Set

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