Australian 50c Coins 2012 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet

August 5, 2012

2012 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet 50c

2012 celebrates 50 years since the Australian Ballet was founded and first performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney. Five decades later the company is based in Melbourne also performing in theatres internationally and across Australia including the Sydney Opera House. Presenting over 200 performances each year including new works and the classics the team of dancers, choreographers, designers, teachers, composers and costumiers produce stunning and captivating entertainment.

This 50c design epitomises the Australian Ballet depicting dancers in front of a cursive inscription "fifty years of the australian Ballet". This reverse design is by the Royal Australian Mint's Aaron Baggio. We've seen his work with the Shores Under Siege coin set and we're sure to see more of his graphic talents soon. This coin depicts his initials between the dancers' feet, a stylised AB. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

This cupro nickel dodecagonal 50c is released in a collector card in uncirculated finish for $9. It is also presented in silver proof. This design is not intended to circulate but is issued for the collector market.

Aaron Baggio's designing initials on the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet 50c

Posted by harrisk at August 5, 2012 7:46 PM
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