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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
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 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

Obverse

Small Version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,
Reproduction of 1 Shilling Coin with Rams Head

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
FIFTY YEARS
AUSTRALIA (Within the Shilling Coin)

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly

Reverse

Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50"

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

Comments

This coin was released as part of the RAM 2016 Mint and Proof Sets and commemorates the Changeover 50 years ago to decimal currency in Australia. It is unusual in that the Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive Fifty Cent coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian One Shilling coin as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin has now also been issued into circulation via Mint Rolls and sealed Mint Bags

Folder distributed by the Royal Australian Mint for the circulating coins:

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2016  5,000,000 1.26 2.36 3.31 Circulating
2016  100,000 Circulating; Mint Roll
2016  Circulating; Sealed Mint Bag
2016  100,000 In Mint Sets
2016  Proof

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