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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Frosted)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
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 - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

On 21 April 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. In celebration of this monumental occasion, the Royal Australian Mint is issuing a special three coin set featuring the three different effigies of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf and Ian Rank-Broadley that have graced our decimal circulating coins since 1966. This set will be offered as a made to order product, meaning the customers decide the mintage!


This coin was also issued in a 3 coin PNC by Australia Post


It was also issued in a separate PNC by Australia Post

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  9,108 Frosted UNC
2016  9,000 Frosted UNC - PNC
2016  1,926 Frosted UNC - 3 Coin PNC

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