50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - Dodecagonal type

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Dodecagonal type) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Dodecagonal type) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1984
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = USD 0.38
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 904
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 68,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 55
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1969

Designer: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Australia coat of arms (the escutcheon is carried by a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and an Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)) and the numeral "50".
Designer's mark "SD" below.

Script: Latin

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 (2nd Portrait - Dodecagonal type) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Australia's first 12-sided 50-cent coin issued into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) in 1969 replacing the 80% silver round 50-cent of 1966.
No 50 cent coins were issued in 1967 and 1968.

* Diameter note: 12-sided (dodecagonal) shape - 31.5mm across flats, 32.5mm point to point.

For the variety "two parallel horizontal bars behind Emu's head" for the years 1979 and 1980, this is what you have to look for:


Officially in 1977 only Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 50 cent coins were struck by the RAM. However, there are 7 known examples of a COA (Coat of Arms) 1977 50 cent coin. These were either minted accidentally or deliberately (Mint Sport). None have been seen for a while and would fetch a very good price in the current market.

Seven Mules are known to exist made from the 1977 obverse and a standard Coat of Arms Reverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  14 015 000 $ 1.74 $ 1.16 $ 2.02 $ 2.32 $ 2.32 16% Circulation
1969  13 056 0.3% Proof Year Set
1969  2 000 0.02% Specimen in Yarralumla PNC
1969  14 351 0.18% UNC Year Set; Blue Wallet
1969  16 285 0.04% UNC Year Set; Red Wallet
1971  21 056 000 $ 0.75 $ 0.95 $ 0.95 $ 1.30 17% Circulation
1971  10 066 0.3% Proof Year Set
1971  28 572 0.3% UNC Year Set
1972  5 586 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 7% Circulation
1972  10 272 0.20% Proof Year Set
1972  39 065 0.20% UNC Year Set
1973  4 009 000 $ 0.93 $ 1.30 $ 11 $ 19 5% Circulation
1973  10 090 0.16% Proof Year Set
1973  30 928 0.08% UNC Year Set
1974  8 962 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.38 $ 0.81 $ 1.16 8% Circulation
1974  10 918 0.3% Proof Year Set
1974  25 475 0.10% UNC Year Set
1975  19 064 800 $ 0.46 $ 1.06 $ 1.03 14% Circulation
1975  23 021 $ 25 0.4% Proof Year Set
1975  30 121 0.10% UNC Year Set
1976  27 280 000 $ 1.02 $ 1.18 $ 1.24 $ 1.07 $ 1.06 18% Circulation
1976  21 200 0.4% Proof Year Set
1976  40 004 0.3% UNC Year Set
1977  7 0.04% 7 Mules known to exist (See comments)
1978  25 765 000 $ 1.16 $ 1.07 $ 1.16 $ 3.00 17% Circulation
1978  38 519 $ 17 0.7% Proof Year Set
1978  70 006 0.3% UNC Year Set
1979  24 886 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.81 $ 0.73 17% Circulation
1979  $ 0.89 1.5% Double Bar Variety (Mintage inc in normal variety)
1979  36 006 $ 22 0.3% Proof Year Set
1979  70 006 0.3% UNC Year Set
1980  38 681 000 $ 0.85 $ 0.86 $ 0.93 $ 0.58 $ 0.77 20% Circulation
1980  $ 2.59 1.9% Double Bar Variety (Mintage inc in normal variety)
1980  68 000 $ 14 0.8% Proof Year Set
1980  100 000 0.4% UNC Year Set
1981  24 168 000 $ 0.79 $ 0.87 $ 0.62 $ 0.72 17% Circulation
1981  86 100 $ 6.97 0.6% Proof Year Set
1981  120 000 $ 2.15 0.4% UNC Year Set
1983  48 923 000 $ 0.63 $ 0.58 $ 0.71 $ 0.98 $ 1.23 $ 1.32 $ 1.74 24% Circulation
1983  80 000 0.7% Proof Year Set
1983  155 700 0.4% UNC Year Set
1984  26 281 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.94 $ 0.95 $ 1.30 13% Circulation
1984  61 000 0.5% Proof Year Set
1984  150 014 0.6% UNC Year Set

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