Detailed information about Coin: Fifty Cents 1970 James Cook from Australia
Commemorating the bicentenary of James Cook's 1770 voyage. Based on a painting by John Webber. The inclusion of Cook's signature was thought to be the first use of a facsimile signature on a coin.
No regular (Coat of Arms) fifty cent coins were issued in 1970.
|Face value||50 (x Cent)||Type||Fifty Cents Circulating Commemorative|
|Mintage||16,555,000 (16.6 million)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Polygon (Dodecagon - twelve sides)|
|Size (mm)||31.6500||Thickness (mm)|
Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970.
|Obverse inscription||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970|
A bust of James Cook facing three-quarters right; the date 1770 and Cook's signature across the bust, in the background is a map of Australia with a dotted line showing Cook's voyage up the East Coast. The designer's initials SD are inside Cook's signature. Around below, the denomination FIFTY CENTS.
1770 FIFTY CENTS
|Proof||15,000 (included in main number)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 69|
|Museum Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mint||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mintage||link|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Mintage||Circulation and proof mintage|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Varieties||Proof|
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