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Fifty years since Moon landing celebrated with world’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin by Royal Australian Mint

2019 $5 Nickel Plated Fine Silver Proof - 50th Anniversaryof the Moon Landing
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is launching new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission of Apollo 11 in Australia.  

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Fifty years of the 50 cent coin: celebrating our unique dodecagonal coins

50th Anniversary of the Australian 50c Coin
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The 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the copper-nickel dodecagon 50 cent coin is celebrated today with a new limited edition collectible coin set by the Royal Australian Mint. Celebrating not only fifty years but also five different effigies that have featured on the coins since 1969.

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International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS

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The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin.  Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).  

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