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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait) -  reverse

© Ulmo

Features

Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2019
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 404, Schön# 420
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
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

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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This 1999 50 cent standard Australian Coat of Arms coin debuted the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. It has been issued into circulation in every year since then except for  2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, & 2005. The rarest version is the 2005 PNC only issue at a mintage of only 30,000.

It has also been issued in various Uncirculated & Proof Year sets, Baby Uncirculated & Proof Year sets, Wedding Specimen and Proof Sets, Various PNC's, Uncirculated Berlin WMF Sets, Uncirculated Legends Sets and other special Sets.

The RAM has released  a special Five-Coin Set to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50 cent Coin. The five coins in the set are each dated 2019 and each one portrays a different effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as used on the 12 sided 50 cent coin since it was introduced in 1969 as well as including the new Jody Clark Sixth Effigy being introduced on Australian coins in 2019.

        

Silver (.999) versions of this coin have also been issued in various Fine Silver sets.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  20,300,000 0.94 1.21 1.24 Circulation
1999  28,056 Proof Year Set
1999  70,067 UNC Year Set
2004  17,918,000 0.72 Circulation
2004  16,000 Proof Koala Baby Set
2004  50,000 Proof Year Set
2004  3,963 Specimen Wedding Set
2004  31,036 UNC Koala Baby Set
2004  67,795 UNC Year Set
2005  30,000 PNC Joint UK & Australia issue
2006  59,455,000 0.84 0.99 0.95 1.07 Circulation
2006  15,127 Proof Magic Pudding Baby Set
2006  2,752 Specimen Wedding Set
2006  1,500 UNC ANDA Canberra Show
2006  32,095 UNC Magic Pudding Baby Set
2006  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2006  84,407 UNC Year Set
2007  19,872,000 0.89 Circulation
2007  12,417 Proof Magic Pudding Baby Set
2007  30,516 Proof Year Set
2007  2,629 Specimen Wedding Set
2007  UNC Baby Memento Coincard
2007  33,693 UNC Magic Pudding Baby Set
2007  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2007  66,641 UNC Year Set
2008  32,518,000 0.72 0.78 Circulation
2008  15,500 Proof Magic Pudding Baby Set
2008  28,569 Proof Year Set
2008  3,278 Specimen Wedding Set
2008  56,504 UNC Magic Pudding Baby Set
2008  63,734 UNC Year Set
2009  19,031,000 0.80 1.05 Circulation
2009  12,307 Proof Blinky Bill Baby Set
2009  23,257 Proof Year Set
2009  2,824 Specimen Wedding Set
2009  34,179 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set
2009  1,500 UNC Brisbane ANDA Fair
2009  1,497 UNC Melbourne ANDA Fair
2009  1,498 UNC Sydney ANDA Fair
2009  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2009  50,957 UNC Year Set
2010  22,200,000 0.41 0.77 Circulation
2010  10,002 Proof Blinky Bill Baby Set
2010  2,493 Proof Wedding Set
2010  18,753 Proof Year Set
2010  2,500 UNC ANA Boston World Money Fair
2010  33,131 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set
2010  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2010  48,489 UNC Year Set
2011  14,380,000 1.05 Circulation
2011  8,008 Proof Blinky Bill Baby Set
2011  2,506 Proof Wedding Set
2011  15,597 Proof Year Set
2011  27,618 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set
2011  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2011  40,383 UNC Year Set
2012  17,600,000 0.72 1.66 Circulation
2012  9,270 Proof Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2012  2,027 Proof Wedding Set
2012  23,084 UNC Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2013  18,800,000 0.92 Circulation
2013  8,000 Proof Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2013  850 Proof Wedding Set
2013  50,000 Proof Year Set
2013  21,001 UNC Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2013  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2013  44,750 UNC Year Set
2014  17,743,000 Circulation
2014  6,650 Proof Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2014  2,000 Proof Wedding Set
2014  14,814 Proof Year Set
2014  18,088 UNC Dot & Kangaroo Baby Set
2014  1,500 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2014  42,277 UNC Year Set
2015  19,400,000 Circulation
2015  6,552 Proof Alphabet Baby Set
2015  18,500 UNC Alphabet Baby Set
2015 C 5,000 Proof - 50.50 Coin Set
2016  25,500,000 Circulation
2016  1,926 PNC 3 Coin Prestige Queen 90th Birthday
2016  9,000 PNC Aust Post Queen 90th Birthday
2016  750 PNC Sydney ANDA Queen 90th Birthday
2016  Proof Alphabet Baby Set - Mintage to Order
2016  1,500 RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2016  UNC Alphabet Baby Set - Mintage to Order
2016  UNC Alphabet Baby Set - Mintage to Order
2017  8,200,000 Circulation
2017  Proof Alphabet Baby Set - Mintage to Order
2017  Proof Year Set
2017  UNC Alphabet Baby Set - Mintage to Order
2017  1,500 UNC RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2017  1,250 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2017  UNC Year Set
2018  Circulation
2018  Proof Year Set
2018  1,500 UNC RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2018  1,250 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2018  UNC Year Set
2019  Proof Year Set
2019  20,000 UNC 50th Anniversary of Dodegagon 50c
2019  1,500 UNC RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2019  20,000 UNC Six Coin Effigies Over Time Set
2019  1,250 UNC WMF Berlin Money Fair
2019  UNC Year Set

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