Australian 50 Cent Coins : 2008 Scouts Centenary 50c

November 18, 2010

Australia 2008 Centenary of Scouting 50c -NCLT

The 2008 Scouting 50c coin shown above was released by the Royal Australian Mint as a collector coin not intended for general circulation. This is known as NCLT or non-circulating legal tender.

It commemorates 100 years of the Scouting movement and the theme was accompanied with a $1 coin released into circulation.

This 50c is the standard 31.51mm dodecagonal coin with plain edging. It is copper nickel weighing 15.55g.

The reverse design by Caitlin Goodall features the Scout Spirit Flame and if you look closely it depicts several Scouts enjoying their activities. The obverse of this coin is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

54,571 of these coins were issued in the card shown above.
33,002 PNC's were also issued in a joint Australia Post-Royal Australian Mint release.

Posted by harrisk at November 18, 2010 1:23 PM
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