Australia 1966 Round Silver 50c - Lot of 10 - 80% Silver Bullion Coins
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive similar coins as shown on the photo.
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0.3416oz of silver it wasn't long before the value of the silver content far outweighed the 50c face value and it was withdrawn from production and replaced in 1969 with the dodecagonal-12 sided shape.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 36.5 million minted.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More