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1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 50c


It was announced on the 1st of November 1976 by the then Treasurer, Mr Phillip Lynch that the Royal Australian Mint would release a commemorative coin in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin was to be released by the time of Her Majesties Royal Visit on 7 March 1977.
The coin which has a wattle blossom at its centre representing Australia and 25 overlapping crowns surrounding the inscription "Silver Jubilee" and "50 Cents", there is a crown for each year since Elizabeth's accession to the throne.

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The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977, culminating in June with the official "Jubilee Days," held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. The anniversary date itself was commemorated in church services across the land on 6 February 1977, and continued throughout the month. In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones for countless individual streets throughout the country.

Nominal Specifications

Denomination: 50 cents
Metal: 75% Copper
25% Nickel
Mass: 15.55 grams
Diameter: 31.50 mm
Reverse: Stuart Devlin
Obverse: Arnold Machin


Date Publication Page Article Subject Author
  Wikipedia Link Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II Information on Silver Jubilee  
Dec, 1976 Australian Coin Review 19 Australia to issue commemorative Coin A Special 50 Cent Coin to Commemorate The 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II Editor
April, 1977 Australian Coin Review 15 Australia Issues Special Fifty Cents Coin To Commemorate The 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II: A statement by the Treasurer The RT Hon Phillip Lynch MP