The Australian fifty cent coin is the largest commonly circulating Australian coin. It was initially produced in 1966 as a round, 80% silver coin but was quickly removed from circulation because the silver value exceeded the face value. In 1969 the 50c made a re-appearance as a large, unusual dodecagonal (10 sided) coin bearing the […]
In the year 2000 the Royal Australian Mint released a commemorative 50 cent coin to celebrate the new millennium. The so called “2000 Millennium 50c” shows the usual Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse shows a stylised Australian flag with the usual Union Jack in the top left corner. Some time […]
The “bubble” variety 50c shows a cud appearing similar to a bubble on the reverse in the Mitchell Grass behind the emu. It’s found on 2012 dated coins.