50c 2004 Student Design Silver Proof

50c 2004 Student Design Silver Proof

Regular Price $44.08

In 2003 the Royal Australian Mint invited Australian Primary School Students to enter a competition to design a 50 cent coin with the theme 'Australia'. A panel of judges selected five finalists based on the criteria of artistic merit commemorative appropriateness and suitability for minting. The designs were published on the Royal Australian Mint's web site and the public were asked to vote for their favorite.

The winning entry was submitted by John Serrano a year 5/6 student from St. Peter's Primary School East Keilor Victoria.

John's hand-drawn design incorporates three Australian fauna icons - a koala holding onto a gum tree a lorikeet with wings outstretched and a wombat. Mint designer Vladimir Gottwald has faithfully sculpted the design to accurately reproduce the artist's drawing.

Mint records indicate that 8 203 proofs were struck each housed encapsulated in a mustard yellow hinged-lid presentation case protected by a colourful cardboard box and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.


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We will endeavour to dispatch orders as soon as possible, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.

We requires full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.

All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.

Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $9.95, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.

Free Shipping: On orders $350.00 and over made in one transaction for delivery within Australia only.

Free Express Upgrade: Domestic Australian orders over the value of $1000 will automatically upgrade to Express Post at no additional expense.

Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;

  • New Zealand - $25.00
  • South Pacific - $30.00
  • Asia - $35.00
  • North & South America - $40.00
  • Europe - $45.00

International orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.


Wynyard Coin Centre will attempt to exchange (if available) or provide a refund for any items delivered damaged or unsatisfactory when returned in original, undamaged condition with all product components as supplied within 14 days of receipt.

Cancelled items/orders for customer change of mind or return without major problem (in original condition) will be refunded less postage charges and any merchant fees (PayPal 2.6%, VISA/Mastercard, Shop Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay 1.6% + $0.30) associated with accepting the original payment within 28 days of purchase. 

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