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2003 50th anniversary of Coronation Silver Proof 50c

99.99% Silver Proof

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation to the Throne, the Mint is issuing this elegant 50 cent silver proof coin.
This reverse design, created by Peter Soobik depicts St Edward's Crown, Australia's Federation Star and dates, 1953 - 2003, the denomination, St Edward's crown was first used for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 and has been used in most coronations since that time, including that of Queen Elizabeth II. The Federation Star is a symbol of Australia's federal system of government, and appears on the national flag. The seven points of the Star represent the six Australian States and Territories. The well-known Royal Cipher of Queen Elizabeth II as reigning monarch during the last 50 years -'EIIR' all serving as a fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II since her coronation in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.

This elegant coin pays tribute to a special milestone, and celebrates the continuity and unique contribution by the Queen, who has reigned for the last 51 years of Australia's 101 years as a Federation.

Nominal Specifications

Denomination: 50 cents
Metal: 99.99% Silver
Silver Content: 0.5864 oz
Mass: 18.24 grams
Diameter: 31.50 mm
Reverse: Peter Soobik
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley