Tuesday, May 31, 2011

108. Australia Coins Part 1: Australian 50c 1991 25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin


Country of Origin: Australia
Date: 1991 
Denomination: 50 Cents
Shape: Dodecagon
Orientation: Coin Allignment
Weight: 15.55g
Diameter: 31.5mm
Thickness: -
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Population: 4,704,000 pieces
Reference: 
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Category: Commemorative Circulation Coin
Demonetized: No
Engraver/Designer: Raphael David Maklouf (obverse) and George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Designer's Intial: Yes, "RDM" on the neck of the Queen on obverse
Variety: -
Obverse: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Reverse: At centre, Ram's head, around below, FIFTY CENTS; around above, 25TH. ANNIVERSARY OF DECIMAL CURRENCY
Edge: Plain


        I always seek to gain more knowledge, directly or indirectly by indulging in this collecting coins and banknotes hobby. What kind of knowledge you can get? In this case, do you know what do people call a shape with twelve sides? It's dodecagon!

2 comments:

whycollect said...

Nice Australian coin.
Happy Collecting, mnfaj :)

mnfaj said...

Thank you whycollect :)

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