Detailed information about Coin: Fifty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII from Australia
Coin commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War 2. This design was inspired by a photograph in the Australian War Memorial collection of a scene of a burial at El Alamein in 1942. Designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.
6,500 silver proofs were also issued in 0.999 purity (18.24 g = 0.5858 ASW), and 650 gold proofs in 0.9999 purity (33.63g = 1.0811 AGW).
|Face value||50 (x Cent)||Type||Fifty Cents Circulating Commemorative|
|Mintage||26,600,000 (26.6 million)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Polygon (Dodecagon - twelve sides)|
|Size (mm)||31.6500||Thickness (mm)|
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 2005.
|Obverse inscription||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005|
The reverse depicts a burial at El Alamein in 1942: a cemetery with a soldier, a priest and mourners standing solemnly against a background of graves. Around above, WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 REMEMBRANCE. The denomination FIFTY PENCE is in exergue.
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 REMEMBRANCE FIFTY PENCE
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 746, 746a (Silver), 746b (Gold)|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mint||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mintage||link|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Varieties||Proofs|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Design||link|
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