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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency - Gold Plated

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency - Gold Plated) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency - Gold Plated) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
IRB

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.

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

Designer: 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

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

This Gold Plated Brilliant Uncirculated 50 cent coin was issued by the Royal Australian Mint to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency in Australia. The coin is shaped round, the same as the original 50 cent coin as issued in 1966, and it is also Gold Plated. The coin was issued in two credit card sized coincards.
This first one is the locally issued version... (A special similar open day card was also issued)
 

This second one was issued for the World Money Fair in Berlin in 2016 with a special Privymark ...
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  11,966 57% UNC in Coincard
2016  10,000 38% UNC in Open Day Coincard
2016 [WMF] 5,000 71% UNC in Coincard World Money Fair Privymark

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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