Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 50 DOLLARS
Reverse:||Hand of Faith Gold Nugget - Design by Stuart Devlin.|
Legend: AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/2 OZ. FINE GOLD - 1986
|Edge:||Reeded - continuous mill.|
|Size:||25.10 mm (diameter) 2.40 mm (thickness).|
|Composition:||.999 Fine Gold.|
|Gold Content:||0.50 oz.|
|Mintage:||3,000 - Perth.|
1986 Half Ounce Gold $50 - Hand of Faith
The reverse design of this coin celebrates the discovery, in Victoria in 1980, of the Hand of Faith gold nugget.
A further 12,000 1986 half ounce Hand of Faith $50 gold coins were included in 4 coin proof sets released by the Perth mint.
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