Australia - 1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents
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|1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents Coin Composition|
|Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin:||$5.864|
|Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins:||$5.864|
|YEAR||IMG||COIN NAME||COIN GRADE|
|1966||Australian Fifty Cents||OFCC:UNGRADED|
|COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION|
|Coin Type:||1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents|
|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 However, because of its excess value, it was only produced for one year then withdrawn from circulation; there were no 50 cent coins minted for 1967 or 1968.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.
composition: 80% silver 20% copper
mass: (grams) 13.28
diameter: (millimetres) 31.65
Mintage: 6.5 million
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
50 Cents, Australia, 1966
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.45 g (Weight)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Edge Description: Milled
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
Value 50 Cents (0.50 AUD)
Metal Silver (.800) Copper (.200)
Weight 13.28 g
Diameter 31.50 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Precious Metals: packetizer
Base Metals Last Updated: 09-01-2016