50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - Fiji Reverse Mule

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1978
Value 50 Cents (0.50 AUD)
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 85168
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References KM# A72
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Mule Coin

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
1978

Designer: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

People sailing a traditional Polynesian boat with denomination below

Lettering: 50 cents

Designer: Ken Payne

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Fiji Reverse Mule) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

A spectacular mule coin made from the obverse of an Australian 50 Cent coin with the reverse of a Fiji 50 Cent coin.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1978  Mule

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