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Coin - 50 Cents, Australian Bicentenary, Australia, 1988 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32604

Summary:
Australia
Fifty Cent 1988
Australia's Bicentenary
Mint: Royal Australian Mint Canberra
Other Details: From circulation in Melbourne, July 1996

This commemorative fifty cent coin features a sailing ship over the East coast of an early map of Australia which names the country NEW HOLLAND; above is a compass and below the Southern Cross.
Description:
A twelve-sided cupru-nickel coin (31.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988. The reverse features a sailing ship over the East coast of an early map of Australia which names the country NEW HOLLAND; above is a compass and below the Southern Cross. The legend is: AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988 FIFTY CENTS
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1996
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31.5 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Diameter measured flat to flat

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions 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: Commemorative
DateEra: 1988 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Reverse Description: A large sailing ship over the East coast of an early map of Australia which names the country NEW HOLLAND; above is a compass and below the Southern Cross. Around above, AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988 around below, FIFTY CENTS
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988 FIFTY CENTS
Shape: 12 sided
Material: Copper Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Michael Tracey

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