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Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1969 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16371

Summary:
Australia
Fifty Cent, 1969
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

14,105,000 fifty cent coins were struck at Canberra in 1969
Description:
A twelve-sided cupru-nickel coin (31.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
The reverse is based on the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Royal Australian Mint, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31.5 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: federation star, reg. no nu 16371, 2012, value, 50 cents australia, 1 dollar coin australia, one dollar coin australia, 2008, 1969
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1969 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Reverse Description: Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, based on those authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals..
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Reverse: 50 SD
Shape: Dodecagonal
Material: Cupro-Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1969
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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