Coin Specifications

Region: Australia  
Denomination: S50C  
Diameter: 31.50 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [80%] 10.624 (g)
Copper [20%] 2.656 (g)
Total Mass: 13.28 (g)

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1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents

Australia 1966 Fifty Cents Coin Description

Australia 1966  Australian Fifty Cents ( S50C ) - Obverse
Australia 1966  Australian Fifty Cents ( S50C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 13.28 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 31.50 (mm)
Mint Year: 1966
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Australian Fifty Cents
Coin Rating:
Rated 0 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
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Rating Value: 0
Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:249.1292 Australia 1966 S50C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:249.1292
Coin Grade:
Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 249.1292
Face Value:
( Australia)
Attributes: Ghost Double Bar
Coin Notes: On reverse, two parallel horizontal bars behind Emu's head.
Coin Variety or Error Noted
Double Bar Variety

The "double bar" refers to two strong lines appearing to stick out horizontally from the back of the emus head. (more desired, less common)

The "ghost double bar" refers to two weak/faint lines appearing to stick out horizontally from the back of the emus head. (less desired, more common)

Ghost Double Bar

Interesting Article: 1966 Pattern Australian Round Silver 50c
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Years Minted: 1966
Mint Marks:
Denomination: S50C
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth II facing right - Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: Commonwealth Coat of Arms sculpted by Stuart Devlin - Lettering: 50 SD
Reverse Designer: Stuart Devlin
1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents

Coins of the Australian dollar were introduced on 14 February 1966, although they did not at that time include a one-dollar coin. The dollar was equivalent in value to 10 shillings in the former currency (half of a pound).

The 50c coin originally had a circular shape, and contained 80% silver and 20% copper. However, because of its excess value, it was only produced for one year then withdrawn from circulation; there were no 50 cent coins minted for 1967 or 1968. It was changed to a 12-sided shape for 1969 and all following years, but the 12 sided issue was minted as a specimen piece in 1966-67 to test the design. It has since been issued in both standard and commemorative designs.


Royal Australian Mint - Fifty cents

The 50 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966. The original design featured the Commonwealth Coat of Arms struck on an 80 per cent silver coin.

years: 1966
composition: 80% silver 20% copper
shape: circular
edge: milled
mass: (grams) 13.28
diameter: (millimetres) 31.65
Mintage: 6.5 million
Mint: Royal Australian Mint


50 Cents, Australia, 1966

Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.45 g (Weight)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, 1966
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin


50 Cents - Elizabeth II round type

KM# 67
Country Australia
Year 1966
Value 50 Cents (0.50 AUD)
Metal Silver (.800) Copper (.200)
Weight 13.28 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes

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S50C 1966   Australia
Ghost Double Bar
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