2004 Australian Student Design 50 cents Circulated


2004 Australian Student Design 50 cents Circulated

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2004 Australian Student Design 50 cents Circulated
(Primary School design competition winner John Serrano. Sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.)

This 50c is the standard 31.51mm dodecagonal coin with plain edging. It is copper nickel weighing 15.55g. The obverse is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse was designed by 12 year old John Serrano, a year 5 student at St Peter’s Primary School in East Keilor Victoria. Vladimir Gottwald took John’s design and sculpted into the 3 dimensional design which was used on the dies to strike this coin.

John was the winner of the Mint’s Primary School Student Coin Design Competition of which there were just under 2,600 entries. The theme for the design was “Australia”. It was the public who determined the winner by voting on the RAM website. John won $10,000 for his school in the competition. It was held following the success of a similar competition in which school children designed the state series of 20c pieces in 2001. His design features a koala, wombat, lorikeet and the initials JS.

The design was originally just for a collector piece but it was later decided to release it into circulation
Year: 2004
Country: Australia
Mintage (millions):  10,2
Face Value:  Fifty Cents
Circulation:  Circulated
Issuer: Royal Australian Mint
Finish:  Circulating
Metal: Cu-Ni
Obverse: IRB
This is a used circulated coin. The coin image is a stock photo and does not represent the quality of the coin supplied.


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