Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia, Coin from Australia
CoinFifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia

In 2001, Australia released a series of coins to commemorate the Centenary of Federation (100 years since the separate states federated and formed the Commonwealth of Australia). There were ten different designs for fifty cent coins which marked the occasion - a common "Australia" design plus one each for the six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia), the two territories (Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory) and for Norfolk Island.

A parallel series was issued in the 20 Cents denomination.

These coins have now been in circulation for 19 years.

No regular fifty cent coins (with the usual Coat of Arms design by Stuart Devlin) were made in 2001.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,464,886 (2.5 million), Rarity: N (Normal)
Obverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia - 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 2001.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Reverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia - reverse photo

The reverse design features the South Australian Coat of Arms (granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1984 replacing the original granted in 1936), representing one of 9 states and territories that make up Australia. This Coat of Arms features the state name SOUTH AUSTRALIA on an ornate scroll that overlays a collage of symbols of the agricultural and industrial base of which the state was founded. A shield with the State Badge, the Piping Shrike sits upon a grassy mound. Above the shield is a wreath which protrudes four sprigs of the Sturt's Desert Pea, the State's floral emblem.

Flanking the Coat of Arms are the dates 1901 and 2001. Around above, CENTENARY OF FEDERATION. Around below, the denomination and value FIFTY CENTS.

Reverse Inscription CENTENARY OF FEDERATION 1901 2001 FIFTY CENTS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
2,400,000 circulation coins dated 2001, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
19,996 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2000/2001
18,086 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
9,404 proofs, minted 2000/2001
17,400 proofs, minted 2001/2002

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)
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53-56. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 38,082 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
Centenary of Federation States and Territories Uncirculated 20 Coin Collection 2001 - in a binder with carded coins grouped by state/territory, incl. the 9 twenty-cent pieces, 10 fifty-cent pieces (states, territories and Commonwealth 50c), and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 19,996 + 1,044
South Australia 2001 State Coin Set - carded 3-coin set incl. the South Australia 20 cents, the South Australia 50 cents and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 0 + 4,782
Coins of South Australia - Australia's Centenary of Federation Uncirculated Coin Collection - 2-coin set in plastic packaging, incl. the South Australia 20 cents and the South Australia 50 cents - 0 + 12,260

Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 26,804 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
2001 Centenary of Federation Proof Coin Collection - boxed, incl. the 9 twenty-cent pieces, 10 fifty-cent pieces (states, territories and coloured Commonwealth 50c), and the coloured Centenary of Federation $1 - 9,404 + 3,596
South Australia 2001 State Proof Coin Set - boxed 3-coin set incl. the South Australia 20 cents, the South Australia 50 cents and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 0 + 3,625
Coins of South Australia - Australia's Centenary of Federation Proof Coin Collection - 2-coin set in plastic packaging, incl. the South Australia 20 cents and the South Australia 50 cents - 0 + 10,179

Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2001, 2002 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2001, 2002 Mintage link
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 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Fifty Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Fifty Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Fifty Cents 1988 Coat of Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Fifty Cents 1988 Bicentenary 8,206,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Fifty Cents 1991 25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency 4,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Fifty Cents 1993 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Fifty Cents 1994 International Year of the Family 21,239,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Fifty Cents 1995 50th Anniversary of the End of WW2 15,908,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Fifty Cents 1996 19,297,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Fifty Cents 1997 4,340,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Fifty Cents 1998 Bass and Flinders 22,422,000 Queen Elizabeth II - 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 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by 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 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Issued2001
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage2,400,000 (2.4 million)
Total Mintage2,464,886 (2.5 million), Rarity: N (Normal)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagon - twelve sides
Size31.650 mm
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDDBYN-KODD-CXAO-PQMG
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Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia: Photos
ImageDetails
2001 50c CuNi Unc Centenary of Federation South Australia
Copyright: Downies
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Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 561