2016 50c Round Gold Plated World Money Fair 50th Anniversary Coin
Australia celebrates 50 years of decimal currency in 2016. To globally recognise this significant milestone, the well-known 50 cent coin, with its original 1966 circular shape, will be dressed exquisitely for the World Money Fair (WMF) Berlin 2016 in gold plating, and given a prestigious ‘WMF’ privy mark. Collectors and history buffs will want this piece of Australian and world currency history
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Australia switched to decimal currency on 14 February 1966. Prior to this, Australian currency emulated the old English pounds, shillings and pence. The changeover was transformative as, for the first time, Australia’s coin designs were of Australian origins. Stuart Devlin’s winning designs of unique Australian fauna have stood the test of time and are as much loved by Australians today as they were 50 years ago. Devlin’s beautiful, intricate Australian Coat of Arms design has been chosen by the Royal Australian Mint as a worthy flag bearer for Australia’s celebrations of this anniversary.
Combining the shape of the original 1966 50c circulating coin, while featuring the edge profile and metal composition of the current 50c dodecagon coin, this unique gold release brings together the old and the new.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Gold plated uncirculated coin symbolic of the first round 50c coin that Australia ever saw
• Never before seen ‘WMF’ privy mark
• WMF Berlin 2016 special release
• Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Reverse features Stuart Devlin’s design of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and the ‘WMF’ privy mark
• Australian legal tender
|Metal||CuNi gold plated|
|Mark||‘WMF’ privy mark|
|Packaging||Coin in card|
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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