2011 Australia Day 50c for Circulation

January 25, 2011

It is expected that the Royal Australian Mint will release a second Australia Day 50c to complement that issued for Australia Day 2010. The circulating 50c is expected to be released tomorrow as all Australian's celebrate a public holiday for Australia Day 2011. The RAM will release the 50c into circulation and for collectors in commemorative RAM wrappered Mint rolls.
The design will be similar to the 2010 design this time consisting of a representation of a bunch of flowers tied with ribbons all entwined in a circular motion. The blossomed flowers represent the map of Australia. It will also feature the inscriptions 'AUSTRALIA DAY 2011', '50' and 'CELEBRATE WHAT'S GREAT'. It will feature the current Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
It's a pity there has been no pre-release information on this coin as it's likely we won't see this coin in our change for a few months as it works it's way from the Mint, through security companies to the banks and shop tills. It would have been nice to have this coin available as we celebrate as a nation tomorrow with our beer and snags on the barbie. Cheers and have a great day!

Update: See 2011 Australia Day 50c for Circulation Part 2

Posted by harrisk at January 25, 2011 7:59 AM
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