Elizabeth II (1952-date)
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Schön# 87
And 4 more volumes.
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
200th Anniversary First Fleet
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Depiction of an uncharted map of New Holland (Australia), the stars of the southern cross and a ship of the First Fleet.
W S E
Designer: Michael Tracey
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
The RAM released this Copper-nickel 50 cent coin into general circulation In 1988 Australia to celebrate 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet. Captain Arthur Phillip led the party of 11 ships to the founding of Sydney and the colonisation of New South Wales. Arriving between 18-20th January 1788 1,487 men, women, children and convicts landed in Botany Bay to establish the first European colony in Australia. This coin commemorates the event.
The coin was included in the Year Proof & Year Uncirculated Sets for 1988
It was also issued by the RAM in a rectangular coincard, mintage unknown.
A Sterling Silver (.925) version of the coin was included in the 1988 Masterpieces in Silver Bicentenary Proof Set.
Then the following year a restrike dated 1989 was issued as part of the 1989 Masterpieces in Silver Set.
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|1988||8 998 800||2.41||1.92||2.68||4.14||97%||Circulation|
|1988||104 518||9.81||4%||Proof Year Set|
|1988||0.5%||UNC in Rectangular Coincard|
|1988||240 000||3.76||2.0%||UNC Year Set|
|1988||10 000||0.12%||UNC Year Set (Sydney Coin Fair)|
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