50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - Colourised Proof

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Colourised Proof) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Colourised Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.33 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# 491.2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation - Australia


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


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.


Colourised Australia Coat of Arms (the escutcheon is carried by a kangaroo and an emu)



12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Colourised Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This colourised version of the Centenary of Federation Australia 50 cent coin was issued by the Royal Australian Mint in the Year 2001 Proof Set ...

Year 2001 Koala Baby Proof Set ...

And in the 2001 Centenary of Federation 20 Coin Proof Set ...

A Copper-nickel version of the coin was released into circulation and included in the 2001 UNC Year & Baby Sets.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  13,000 0% Proof in 20 Coin Federation Set
2001  15,011 0% Proof Koala Baby Set
2001  59,569 100% Proof Year Set

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