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Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait), Coin from Australia
CoinFifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait)

The Australian 50 cent denomination was first introduced as a silver coin with decimalisation on 14 February 1966, but was changed in 1969 to its current specifications: a large dodecagonal (12-sided) copper-nickel coin; apart from the usual design featuring the Australian Coat of Arms, the denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses. It is one of the heaviest coins in regular circulation in the world.

Apart from circulating coins, the Royal Australian Mint has a range of Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) 50 cent coins issued for collectors, such as this one.

This coin was part of the five-coin mint set called 50th Anniversary of the 50c Coin (marking 50 years of the dodecagonal coin; the 1966 50 cents coin was round and made of silver). The set - with a mintage of 20,000 - features five 50-cent coins with identical reverses (the Australian Coat of Arms design), and five different obverses using each of the effigies of Queen Elizabeth II that have been in circulation in Australia on its decimal currency.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage20,000
Obverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) - obverse photo

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

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 Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Reverse
Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) - reverse photo

Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, based on those authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50 [cents]; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves.

The artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) in (very) tiny letters are in the field below the numerals.

Reverse Inscription 50
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin is made of gold-plated copper-nickel, in "brilliant uncirculated" finish.

Issued in Set
50th Anniversary of the Dodecagon 50c Coin, mintage unknown
5 coins: 50 Cents 2019, Machin Effigy, gold-plated, 50 Cents 2019, Maklouf Effigy, 50 Cents 2019, Rank-Broadley Effigy, 50 Cents 2019, Gottwald Effigy, 50 Cents 2019, Jody Clark Effigy
Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait): Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,969
Details

11.66 g of 99.9% silver. Issued boxed for the ANDA Coin Expo Melbourne 2019.

All (23) coins of type: Fifty Cents (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1998 (Silver, Crown) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · FIFTY CENTS ·
Fifty Cents 1999 (Silver, Sixpence) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · FIFTY CENTS ·
Fifty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George VI) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · FIFTY CENTS ·
Fifty Cents 2002 Accession Golden Jubilee (NCLT) 32,102 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Fifty Cents 2003 Coronation Golden Jubilee (NCLT) 65,003 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Fifty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Fifty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Fifty Cents 2016 Silver 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Fifty Cents 2018 AC/DC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Fifty Cents 2019 Possum Magic unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019, Gottwald Portrait 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2019 Christmas Decoration unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Fifty Cents 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Fifty Cents 2020 Possum Magic unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Fifty Cents 2020 Afghan Cameleers unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Fifty Cents 2020 Christmas Decoration unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 50 CENTS ·
Fifty Cents 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Fifty Cents 2021 Battle of Long Khanh 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Fifty Cents 2021 Battle of Nui Le 34,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Fifty Cents 2021 Christmas Decoration unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Fifty Cents 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
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Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents (NCLT)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage20,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagon - twelve sides
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.650 mm
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-MWPD-EPQM
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Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait): Photos
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2019 50th Anniversary Proof 50c
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Notes: Silver Proof - box.
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2019 50th Anniversary Proof 50c
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Notes: Silver Proof.
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2019 50th Anniversary Proof 50c
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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2019 50c Uncirculated Five Coin Set with a Gold Plated Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Mint set packaging.
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50 Cents 2019 Machin Effigy
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50 Cents 2019 Machin Effigy
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