Australian 50 Cent Coins : 2006 Royal Visit 50c

November 10, 2010

Australia 2006 Royal Visit 50c -not for circulation

Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Australia in 2006 to open the Melbourne Commonwealth Games on March the 15th. Her first visit to Australia was in 1954 which was marked with the release of a special commemorative Australian florin. In 2006 it was a NCLT 50c to celebrate the occasion of her visit. The coin was issued as a collector piece and not released into circulation in an informative purple card (seen above) for $4.95.

The reverse designed by Stuart Devlin depicts images of Australia and the world surrounded by a ring of majestic crowns with a small 50 at the top. The obverse is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This issue is a 31.51mm dodecagonal 50c of copper nickel weighing 15.55g

This coin was issued in uncirculated condition as shown above and also as a selectively gold plated silver proof in a 2-coin set with the other Royal issue of 2006 which is another 50c commemorating the Queen's 80th birthday. 28,593 of the uncirculated coins were minted and 6,098 of the gold plated proofs.

Posted by harrisk at November 10, 2010 9:25 AM
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