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50 Cent Coins

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 (12 sided) coin bearing the […]

2000 Fifty Cent Millennium Incuse Flag Variety

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 […]