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2006 The Royal Visit 50c


This release by the Royal Australian Mint celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Australia to open the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Royal Visit has been designed by Mr Stuart Devlin, who was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment as Goldsmith and Jeweller to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and is personally regarded as one of the best designs to come out the the mint in recent years.

The Royal Visit coin represents "the stability of the Crown contrasted with the rapid growth of Australia" and is presented in a regally coloured card.
This release proved popular with collectors selling out very quickly from the mint, although probably most went to the Ebay speculators.

Nominal Specifications

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