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Coin - 50 Cents, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Gymnastics, Uncirculated, Australia, 2005 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 43553

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

Commemorative Fifty cent coin featuring the the 'Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletic Spirit Subgraphic for ' for Gymnastics on the reverse.

Men's and Women's Artistic and Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics events were contested at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.Teams and individuals competed for a total of 20 gold medals.

The coin is made of Cupro Nickel, was designed by Wojciech Pietranik, and was struck at the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
Description:
A dodecagonal coin, following the standard pattern for Australian fifty cent pieces The coin is uncirculated and sealed in plastic packaging.
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

More information

Tagged with: commonwealth games melbourne 2006, gymnastics, 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: Central figure is a stylised line drawing of a gymnast with one leg raised. Two interlocking freehand-style loops are placed in the background.
Reading the text and other devices: from 9 o'clock to 10 o'clock 'MELBOURNE 2006', supported by Games logo, presented horizontally ; from 10'clock to 4o'clock 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES' written around the curve of the rim; at 5 o'clock '50' is written horizontally, set in from the rim.
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: Central figure is a stylised line drawing of a gymnast with one leg raised. Two interlocking freehand-style loops are placed in the background.
Reading the text and other devices: from 9 o'clock to 10 o'clock 'MELBOURNE 2006', supported by Games logo, presented horizontally ; from 10'clock to 4o'clock 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES' written around the curve of the rim; at 5 o'clock '50' is written horizontally, set in from the rim.
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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