Australian 50c Coins 2012 The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

July 19, 2012

2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof 50c

Hardcore fifty cent collectors will have to open their wallets wide to secure one of these silver 50c issued only in a 3 coin set. Struck in 99.99% pure silver this 50 cent is issued to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and is not to be confused with the Stuart Devlin designed Australian 50c in cupro nickel. Released jointly with the Queen's Royal Mint's of the Commonwealth, the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Mint it's a collector set only for those serious 50c collectors.

The reverse design is by Australia's Michael Meszaros and depicts a raised diamond with a crown at the centre and a sprig of wattle. The legends read "The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

This silver set has a worldwide mintage of 4,000 sets with an Australian issue price of $522.50. For those with the deepest pockets then the gold set might interest you with a worldwide mintage of just 375 sets at a cost of $10,118.90.

2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Silver Set (50c on the right) (image courtesy

Posted by harrisk at July 19, 2012 1:45 PM
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