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2005 Secondary School Student Design Melbourne Commonwealth Games 50c


The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games sees the release of an extensive number of coins by the Royal Australian Mint
The winning design of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Secondary School Student Coin Design Competition The competition to design this coin attracted hundreds of great designs from talented young students across Australia and evoked more than 20,000 votes for the designs of the six finalists.
Voted as the winner by the Australian public, this creative design by 16-year-old Kelly Just shows animals mimicking athletes performing a variety of activities that will feature in the up coming Commonwealth Games

Royal Australian Mint Photo

This coin is available in proof and uncirculated finish and presented in official Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games packaging
All Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Uncirculated Sports Coins are available individually or as part of the Melbourne 2006 Uncirculated Collection.

The 2005 Secondary School Student 50c piece conveys the spirit of the games, celebrates Australia’s unique fauna and is a fun, yet emotive piece within the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games coin series.

Nominal Specifications

Denomination: 50 cents
Metal: 75% Copper
25% Nickel
Mass: 15.55 grams
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Reverse: Kelly Just
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley

Original drawing