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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

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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 of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

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

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

© Mike Bentley

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 in a coincard.
 

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  50,000 86% UNC in coincard
2015  9,000 21% UNC in PNC

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