1966 Australian Round Silver 50c Decimal Coin
Single 50 cents coin inserted in coin capsule.
Pictures for illustration purposes only - you will receive a similar coin.
The round Australian 50 cents was introduced at the changeover to decimal currency in Australia in 1966. It is 31.5mm round, the only round 50c, containing 80% silver and 20% Copper. Weighing 13.28 grams with 0.3416oz of silver it wasn't long before the value of the silver content far outweighed the 50c face value and it was withdrawn from production and replaced in 1969 with the dodecagonal-12 sided shape.
The reverse design on the 1966 round 50c is the Australian Coat of Arms by Stuart Devlin. The obverse is the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
There were 36.252 million minted.
|Metal||80% silver, 20% copper|
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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