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Coin - 50 Cents, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Shooting, Uncirculated, Australia, 2005 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42665

Summary:
Australia
Fifty Cent 2005 (AD)
Mint: Royal Australian
Melbourne 2006 (M2006)Commonwealth Games Shooting uncirculated, packaged

Commemorative Fifty cent coin featuring the the 'Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletic Spirit Subgraphic ' for Shooting on the reverse. The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games included five different disciplines of shooting.

Designed by Wojciech Pietranik, the coin is made of Cupro Nickel. It was struck at the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
Description:
A dodecagonal coin, following the standard pattern for Australian fifty cent pieces.Packaging: A plasticised card, coloured aqua, green and orange, the brand colours of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. The coin is held in a plastic enclosure in the right hand side of the card. It is heavily branded, and bears brief numismatic details on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, 2005
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31.51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.55 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Coin dimensions from website

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Tagged with: commonwealth games melbourne 2006, shooting, sport, -1
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony - Overview, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Collection, Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wojciech Pietranik, Sculptor & Engraver, Royal Australian Mint (1950-?), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: uncirculated strikes
Series: M2006 Commonwealth Games
DateEra: 2005 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Elizabeth II. Text: 'ELIZABETH II' from 7 o'clock to 11 o 'clock; 'AUSTRALIA 2006' from 1 o'clock to 5 o'clock.
Reverse Description: The main image, located in the centre of the coin, is the Melbourne 2006 Shooting logo; a stylised line drawing of the upper half of a shooter, holding a long bore firearm. There are two freehand-style loops behind the figure.
Text & other designs: The Melbourne 2006 logo is placed At 1o'clock, including the words 'MELBOURNE 2006'. Running from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, anti-clockwise around the rim, is 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES'.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: head of Queen Elizabeth II. Text: 'ELIZABETH II' from 7 o'clock to 11 o 'clock; 'AUSTRALIA 2006' from 1 o'clock to 5 o'clock.
Reverse: The main image, located in the centre of the coin, is the Melbourne 2006 Shooting logo; a stylised line drawing of the upper half of a shooter, holding a long bore firearm. There are two freehand-style loops behind the figure.
Text & other designs: The Melbourne 2006 logo is placed At 1o'clock, including the words 'MELBOURNE 2006'. Running from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, anti-clockwise around the rim, is 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES'.
Edge: Plain
Shape: 12 sided
Material: Cupro-Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 2005
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2005
Designer: Wojciech Pietranik - Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2005
References: Web pages: http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801312; http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801314; http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801316; http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801318; http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801089; http://mintissue.ramint.gov.au/mintissue/product.asp?code=801089

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