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Coin - 50 Cents, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Boxing, Uncirculated, Australia, 2006 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44323

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

Commemorative Fifty cent coin featuring the 'Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletic Spirit Subgraphic' for Boxing on the reverse.
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, 2006
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, sport, squash
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
DateEra: 2006 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 boxer throwing a punch. Two interlocking freehand-style loops are placed in the background.
Reading the text and other devices, from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock: 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES' written around the curve of the rim; at 4 o'clock 'MELBOURNE 2006', is surmounted by Games logo, presented horizontally; '50' is written horizontally, slightly inset from the rim at 9 o'clock.
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 boxer throwing a punch. Two interlocking freehand-style loops are placed in the background.
Reading the text and other devices, from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock: 'XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES' written around the curve of the rim; at 4 o'clock 'MELBOURNE 2006', is surmounted by Games logo, presented horizontally; '50' is written horizontally, slightly inset from the rim at 9 o'clock.
Edge: Plain
Shape: 12 sided
Material: Cupro-Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 2006
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2005
Artist: Wojciech Pietranik - Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2005

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