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Namibia 50 cent coin
General information
Used by

Flag of Namibia Namibia

Value

$0.50

Years

19932010

Measurements and composition
Mass

4.43 g

Diameter

24 mm

Thickness

1.45 mm

Composition

nickel plated steel

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

medallic

Obverse

Coat of arms of Namibia, state title, year

Reverse

Kokerboom, value

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The 50 cent coin is a coin that was issued periodically from 1993 to 2010 by the Republic of Namibia. It can currently be found in circulation in Namibia, where it holds a value equal to 0.50 Namibian dollars.

The coin is composed of nickel-plated steel, weighs approximately 4.43 grams, and has a diameter of 24 millimeters and a thickness of 1.45 millimeters. It uses medallic alignment, has an alternating plain and reeded edge, and is round in shape. The coin's obverse was designed by the coin design team at the Mint of Finland while its reverse was engraved by Finnish artist Jukka Uusitalo. Featured at the top center of the obverse is the coat of arms of Namibia — which consists of a shield with the design of the Namibian flag, topped by an African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) and supported by two gemsboks (Oryx gazella), with a Welwitschia plant and a banner with the text "UNITY LIBERTY JUSTICE" below. Printed underneath the arms is the year of minting followed by the state title "REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA", which is shown arched around the bottom rim. An image of a quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma), a species of aloe native to Namibia, is shown at the right side of the reverse, its trunk separating the value, which reads "50 c", between the number and the letter "c". Along the upper left periphery of the coin is a series of four conjoined triangles, likely representing the sun.

The coin was minted during the years 1993, 1996, 2008, and 2010. Official mintage figures have yet to be released.

ReferencesEdit

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Namibian dollar
Banknotes $10$20$50$100$200
Coins 5 c10 c50 c$1$2$5$10$20$100
Miscellaneous Bank of NamibiaCommon Monetary AreaSouth African rand
 
Namibian concepts and patterns
Kalahar 2 k5 k10 k20 k
Patterns Dollar: $1$10; Mark: 1 M10 M; Rand: 100 r
Miscellaneous Erik KarlssonNamibia Reserve Bank

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