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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Selectively gold plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Selectively gold plated) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Selectively gold plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.35 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel (Gilt Finish)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 404.3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
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".
Kangaroo, Emu, Shield , 7 pointed Star & 50 are Gold Plated

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; Selectively gold plated) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) issued this partly Gold Plated version of the standard 12 sided 50 cent coin in the Proof Set of 2012.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  50,000 Proof Year Set only

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Selectively gold plated)