Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium, Coin from Australia
CoinFifty Cents 2000 Millennium

Designed and sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald, this circulating commemorative fifty cents coin celebrates the new Millennium.

No regular (Coat of Arms) fifty cent coins were released in 2000.

Coins issued in 2001 have now been in circulation for 20 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage16,665,153 (16.7 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Reverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium - reverse photo

The reverse features an Australian flag with the inscription MILLENNIUM YEAR curved around it to the right, and the denomination and value 50 CENTS in two lines below and to the left.

A small G in a circle in the right field is the signature of the designer, Vladimir Gottwald.

On proof coins, the flag is coloured red, white and blue.

Reverse Inscription MILLENNIUM YEAR 50 CENTS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
16,630,000 circulation coins dated 2000, minted in the 2000/2001 financial year (ending 30 June)
24,786 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2000/2001
10,367 proofs, minted 2000/2001

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), pp 53, 55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Note: the mint report lists "Standard" 50 cents; given that no 2000-dated Coat of Arms 50 cents were made, presumably "Standard" means this type.

Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 24,786 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in mint sets:
Year 2000 Uncirculated Coin Set - six coins, 15,322 issued
2000 Australian Baby Coin Set - six coins, in a folder with matching illustrated cover, 9,464 issued

Variety Proof FDC, Coloured
Mintage Issued: 10,367 (included in total)
Details

Proof FDC coins with coloured reverse (the flag is coloured red, white and blue) in mint sets:
Year 2000 Proof Coin Set - six coins, 5,552 issued
2000 Australian Baby Coin Set - Proof - six coins, in a box with matching illustrated cover, 4,815 issued

Variety Incuse Flag
Images Australia / Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium / Incuse Flag - obverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium / Incuse Flag - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Details

There were two types of reverse dies used to produce this coin; one (much rarer) has an incuse (as opposed to raised) cross of the Union Jack in the flag.

Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2001 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2001 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2001 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
All (76) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Fifty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver) 36,472,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Fifty Cents 1969 14,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Fifty Cents 1970 James Cook 16,555,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Fifty Cents 1971 21,066,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Fifty Cents 1972 5,596,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Fifty Cents 1973 4,019,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Fifty Cents 1974 8,973,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Fifty Cents 1975 19,048,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Fifty Cents 1976 27,301,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Fifty Cents 1977 Coat of Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Fifty Cents 1977 Silver Jubilee 25,131,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Fifty Cents 1978 25,804,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Fifty Cents 1978 Fiji Mule unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Fifty Cents 1979 24,922,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Fifty Cents 1980 38,749,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Fifty Cents 1981 24,254,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding 20,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Fifty Cents 1982 XII Commonwealth Games 49,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Fifty Cents 1983 49,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Fifty Cents 1984 26,342,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Fifty Cents 1985 1,075,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Fifty Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Fifty Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Fifty Cents 1988 Coat of Arms unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Fifty Cents 1988 Bicentenary 8,206,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Fifty Cents 1991 25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency 4,700,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Fifty Cents 1993 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Fifty Cents 1994 International Year of the Family 21,239,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Fifty Cents 1995 50th Anniversary of the End of WW2 15,908,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Fifty Cents 1996 19,297,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Fifty Cents 1997 4,340,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Fifty Cents 1998 Bass and Flinders 22,422,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Fifty Cents 1999 20,346,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium 16,665,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Fifty Cents 2000 Royal Visit 5,100,000 Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australia 43,300,936 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australian Capital Territory 2,085,539 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - New South Wales 3,103,556 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island 2,230,114 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Northern Territory 2,143,029 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Queensland 2,403,190 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia 2,464,886 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Tasmania 2,222,668 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Victoria 2,883,106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Western Australia 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Fifty Cents 2002 Year of the Outback 11,665,062 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Fifty Cents 2003 Volunteers 13,927,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Fifty Cents 2004 17,918,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design 10,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Fifty Cents 2005 (PNC only) 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Fifty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII 26,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Fifty Cents 2005 Commonwealth Games 20,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Fifty Cents 2006 59,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Fifty Cents 2007 19,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Fifty Cents 2008 33,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Fifty Cents 2009 19,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Fifty Cents 2010 22,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Fifty Cents 2010 Australia Day 11,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Fifty Cents 2011 14,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Fifty Cents 2012 17,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Fifty Cents 2013 18,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Fifty Cents 2014 17,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Fifty Cents 2014 AIATSIS 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Fifty Cents 2015 19,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Fifty Cents 2016 15,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Fifty Cents 2016 Changeover 7,001,661 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Fifty Cents 2017 25,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Fifty Cents 2017 Mabo 1,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Fifty Cents 2018 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Fifty Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019 Indigenous Languages unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Advertising
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Issued2000
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage16,630,000 (16.6 million)
Total Mintage16,665,153 (16.7 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerVladimir Gottwald
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagon - twelve sides
Size (mm)31.6500
Mass (g)15.5500
OCC IDJPMV-REAP-CMAO-NQGK
Advertising
Buy coins at Amazon
Buy coins at Amazon
Share or Bookmark this Page
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium: Photos
ImageDetails
50 Cents 2000
Copyright: Downies
Source
50 Cents 2000
Copyright: Downies
Source
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium incuse flag variety
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Incuse flag.
Source
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium incuse flag variety
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Normal obverse.
Source
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 488.1, 488.2 (Coloured proof)