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Coin: Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding
Description

Commemorating the marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Year1981 CurrentYes
Mintage20,000,000 (20.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 20,000,000 (20.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagon - twelve sides)
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.5500
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Reverse

Conjoined heads of Charles and Diana left; below, : FIFTY CENTS : ; around above, H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER.

Reverse inscriptionHRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER FIFTY CENTS
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Renniks 1986 Pocket Edition lists two mints (Royal Mint and RAM) with note: "Issues from both mints are identical and no distinguishing privy marks have been reported to date".

Museum Victoria website only lists RAM.

The Royal Australia Mint site itself though lists the Royal Mint in Llantrisant as the only place where the coin was produced.

Krause catalogues list mintage of 44,100,000.

Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 72
Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
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Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 1981 Royal Wedding Charles and Diana 50c Museums Victoria: Coin - 50 Cents, Royal Wedding of Prince of Wales & Lady Diana Spencer
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