2015 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set - Royal Australian Mint 50th Anniversary - Gold Plated 50 Cent Coin
On 22 February 1965, the Royal Australian Mint was opened by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
This heralded the start of a new era: the first wholly Australian-operated mint, established to manufacture the coins that would become such a strong part of Australia’s identity after the changeover to decimal currency.
Since that day, over 14 billion circulating and collector coins have been produced at the Mint, becoming iconic works of art which have traversed the entire country.
This proof set celebrates 50 years of producing coins which have been collected and cherished by generations of Australians.
In celebrating the Mint’s 50th anniversary, the 2015 set features a gold plated 50 cent coin which will become treasured by casual and serious coin collectors who will appreciate the significance of this milestone.
The new gold plated 50 cent coin design, featuring a honeycomb to symbolise the ‘worker bees’ who tirelessly produce Australia’s coins on a daily basis.
Stock images used, though all products remain in excellent condition.