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Banjo Paterson – 125 Years of Waltzing Matilda
Банджо Патерсон – 125-летие песни «Вальсируя с Матильдой»
Presented by
Royal Australian Mint
Nominal value
50 cents
14,09 g
31,51 mm
20 000 pcs
Production quality
Adam Ball
Royal Australian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Coin’s reverse tells the story of Waltzing Matilda. The top depicting the Swagman grabbing the jumbuck (sheep) with glee. With the lower portion depicting the Swagman camped by the billabong with the approaching troopers 1, 2 3 show in the background. 

Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark.
A brief annotation
Australia’s beloved bush balladeer, Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson, is celebrated in this beautiful aluminium bronze 2020 50 cent uncirculated coin depicting his classic poem Waltzing Matilda. 

Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda, which became Australia’s best-known folk song, while he was staying with friends at Dagworth Station, Queensland, in 1895. Legend has it that he fitted the words to the Scottish tune The Bonnie Woods of Craigielea.
New issue
№ 1(62) 2023
№ 1(62) 2023
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