• 50 Cents 1994, KM# 257, Australia, Elizabeth II, International Year of the Family
  • 50 Cents 1994, KM# 257, Australia, Elizabeth II, International Year of the Family
Description

The year 1994 was proclaimed the International Year of the Family by the United Nations General Assembly.

Two variants of this coin exist: wide and narrow date.

Obverse

The third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

Reverse

A depiction of a family as would be drawn by a child. To the right is the United Nations symbol for the International Year of the Family.

AUSTRALIA
1994
50
CENTS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 12
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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