50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Play School, Jemima

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Play School, Jemima) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Play School, Jemima) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 87302
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Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Play School


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


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.


Representation of the Play School character Jemima wearing a party hat. The words Play School made up with building blocks



12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Play School, Jemima) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


To celebrate 50 years of Australia’s most iconic children’s television program, the Royal Australian Mint has designed a series of Play School themed coins. Released in a special Box Set of three 50 cent colourised coins set within a story book.

This particular coin features Jemima, The others feature Humpty, Big & Little Ted, the now famous Play School toys. These coins will spark happy memories across generations. As a much-loved part of the fabric of Australian culture, the anniversary of this television show is sure to be celebrated by fans young and old.

First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and a favourite amongst many. Play School has been watched and loved by many generations of Australians, and has woven into childhood memories for years.

Australia Post also released this coin in a two coin PNC (7,500 Copies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  5 000 19% UNC Frosted in 2 Coin PNC
2016  9 985 94% UNC Frosted in 3 Coin Set

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