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Coin: Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design
Description

Primary School design competition winner John Serrano. Sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Year2004 CurrentYes
Mintage10,200,000 (10.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 10,200,000 (10.2 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerJohn Serrano, Vladimir Gottwald
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagon - twelve sides)
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.5500
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Reverse

The reverse was designed by 12 year old John Serrano, a year 5 student at St Peter’s Primary School in East Keilor Victoria. Vladimir Gottwald took John’s design and sculpted into the 3 dimensional design which was used on the dies to strike this coin.

John was the winner of the Mint's Primary School Student Coin Design Competition in 2003 of which there were just under 2,600 entries. The theme for the design was "Australia". The public determined the winner by voting on the RAM website. The competition was held following the success of a similar competition in which school children designed the state series of 20 cent pieces in 2001.

The design features a koala, wombat, lorikeet and the initials JS. The denomination 50 is on the body of the wombat.

Reverse inscription

50

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause lists the proofs of this coin as if they are dated 2001.

Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 694
Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
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Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design: Some useful external links
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