Coin Type 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
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Coin Type Coins
1966 - Elizabeth II - Australian 50 Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Silver : 10.624 Grams
Copper : 2.656 Grams
Total Mass : 13.28 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $447.169 $30.670 $0.986 10.624 g $10.477
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 2.656 g $0.012
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $10.489
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $10.489
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-17-2024
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Coin Type Description
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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 However, because of its excess value, it was only produced for one year then withdrawn from circulation; there were no 50 cent coins minted for 1967 or 1968.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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