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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of Play School, Big Ted

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Play School, Big Ted) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Play School, Big Ted) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Play School

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2016

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

Representation of the Play School characters Big & Little Ted
Little Ted flying a kite, Big Ted holding a present
The words Play School made up with building blocks

Lettering:
50
50 YEARS OF
PLAY
SCHOOL

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

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 they feature Jemima, 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  Frosted Uncirculated

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Play School, Big Ted)