50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch


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


Designer: 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.


Her Majesty's Royal insignia and Australia's golden wattle. In the centre facing vertically is a depiction of the anointing spoon used at the Queen's Coronation in 1953 in which an oil was used of neroli, jasmine, rose, cinnamon, benzoin, musk, civet and ambergris with some of those flowers also depicted in the design


Designer: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


On 9 September 2015, Australia stands alongside its fellow Commonwealth nations to celebrate an exceptional milestone. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning Commonwealth monarch, she continues to be revered as the personification of tradition and stability in an ever-changing world. The RAM released this NCLT coin in September 2015 in a coincard.

The coin was also released by Australia Post in a PNC. (9,000 Coies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  18,001 91% UNC in coincard
2015  9,000 18% UNC in PNC

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