|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Australian coat of arms with large numerical denomination below
© Mike Bentley
The round Australian 50 cent piece was introduced at the changeover to decimal currency in Australia in 1966. It is the only circulating round 50 cent piece, containing 80% silver and 20% copper. It was not long before the value of the silver content far outweighed the fifty cent face value and it was withdrawn from production and replaced in 1969 with the Copper-nickel dodecagonal (12 sided) shape. Despite them being withdrawn from circulation many millions of the coins were hoarded by the Australian public.
Over 18,000 Proof Sets containing the round silver 50 cent were issued but due to the coins being open to the elements a lot of them have become very toned.
Various Uncirculated sets were also issued. This is one of the 77,250 Blue Card Sets.
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|1966||18,054||137.22||1.4%||Proof Open Year Set|
|1966||70||0.2%||UNC Operation Fastbuck Set|
|1966||1.1%||UNC Valentines Day Set|
|1966||520||0.08%||UNC VIP Presentation Wallet|
|1966||12,260||0.2%||UNC Year Set Reserve Bank Coloured Wallets|
|1966||77,250||0.8%||UNC Year Set in Blue Card|
|1966||15,809||0.6%||UNC Year Set in Blue Vinyl Wallet|
|1966||1.6%||Variety Double Bar|
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