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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 2015

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch) 2015 -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch) 2015 -  reverse

© The Royal Australian Mint

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Longest-Reigning Commonwealth Monarch

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
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

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

Lettering:
LONGEST REIGNING COMMONWEALTH MONARCH
EIIR
50

Engraver: Bronwyn King

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

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

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.


UNC in card


UNC in PNC

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  50,000 UNC in coincard
2015  9,000 UNC in PNC

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