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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.70 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

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

Australian coat of arms with large numerical denomination below

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

Milled

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM to commemorate 50 Years of Decimal Currency in Australia is this round shaped, as per the original 1966 coin issued into circulation, 50 Cent Fine Silver (.999) proof coin. It was issued in a capsule in a wooden box set of six coins with certificate of authenticity. Only 1966 sets were issued as a nod to the year 1966.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  1,966 Proof in 6 Coin Set

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