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

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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

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

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

Designer: 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 - Frosted) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  1,926 4% UNC Frosted in 3 Coin PNC
2016  9,108 93% UNC Frosted in Coincard
2016  9,000 15% UNC Frosted in PNC
2016  750 4% UNC frosted in PNC Sydney ANDA

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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