50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Outback

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2002
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = USD 0.35
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 8328
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 602,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 670
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
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

A Windmill as can be found in outback Australia

Script: Latin

Lettering: 50 CENTS

Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this 50 cent coin into general circulation to commemorates 2002 as 'Year of the Outback' promoting the vast expanses of barren land in the Australian Outback.

The coin was also included in the following Year Sets ...
The UNC Year Mint Set.

The UNC Koala Baby Year Set.
The Specimen Wedding Year Set.
The Proof Year Set (The above coin image is of a Proof Set coin)

The Proof Koala Baby Year Set .

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  32 479 0.09% BU Koala Baby Year Set
2002  3 322 0.09% BU Specimen Wedding Set
2002  68 752 1.0% BU Year Set
2002  11 507 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.93 $ 1.24 $ 0.95 $ 1.67 98% Circulation
2002  13 996 0.3% Proof Koala Baby Year set
2002  39 514 $ 12 2% Proof Year Set

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