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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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2002
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 602,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 670
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
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

A Windmill as can be found in outback Australia

Lettering: 50 CENTS

Engraver: 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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2002  11,507,000 0.55 0.92 1.65 1.65 2.09 99% Circulation
2002  13,996 0.00% Proof Koala Baby set
2002  39,514 3% Proof Year Set
2002  3,322 0.00% Specimen Wedding Set
2002  32,479 0.00% UNC Koala Baby Set
2002  39,514 0.11% UNC Year Set

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