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Coin: Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver)
Description

A round silver coin featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966.

The reverse is based on the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves.

The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals.

This was a one year type coin which was discontinued due to the high price of silver. It has been withdrawn from circulation but not formally demonetised.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents Silver
Year1966 CurrentNo
Mintage36,472,000 (36.5 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 36,472,000 (36.5 million)
Material0.800 Silver DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)13.2800
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse

Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, based on those authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals.

Reverse inscription

50

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 18,000 (included in main number)
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Photos
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Photo Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966
Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966
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Notes: Proof.
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Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Photo Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966
Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 67
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Circulation mintage
The Standard Australian Coin Catalogue 1975 Mintage Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1966 Australian Silver 50 Cents - Silveragecoins.com
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966 Australian Coin Collecting Blog - Australian 1966 Round Silver 50 Cent
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966
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List of all (69) coins of type: Australia / Fifty Cents
Fifty Cents 1966 (round, silver) Fifty Cents 1969 Fifty Cents 1970 James Cook Fifty Cents 1971 Fifty Cents 1972 Fifty Cents 1973
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Fifty Cents 1978 Fiji Mule Fifty Cents 1979 Fifty Cents 1980 Fifty Cents 1981 Fifty Cents 1981 Royal Wedding Fifty Cents 1982 XII Commonwealth Games
Fifty Cents 1983 Fifty Cents 1984 Fifty Cents 1985 Fifty Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Fifty Cents 1987 (mint sets only) Fifty Cents 1988 Coat of Arms
Fifty Cents 1988 Bicentenary Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) Fifty Cents 1991 25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) Fifty Cents 1993
Fifty Cents 1994 International Year of the Family Fifty Cents 1995 50th Anniversary of the End of WW2 Fifty Cents 1996 Fifty Cents 1997 Fifty Cents 1998 Bass and Flinders Fifty Cents 1999
Fifty Cents 2000 Millennium Fifty Cents 2000 Royal Visit Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australia Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australian Capital Territory Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - New South Wales Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island
Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Northern Territory Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Queensland Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Tasmania Fifty Cents 2001Centenary of Federation - Victoria Fifty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Western Australia
Fifty Cents 2002 Year of the Outback Fifty Cents 2003 Volunteers Fifty Cents 2004 Fifty Cents 2004 Primary School design Fifty Cents 2005 (PNC only) Fifty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII
Fifty Cents 2005 Commonwealth Games Fifty Cents 2006 Fifty Cents 2007 Fifty Cents 2008 Fifty Cents 2009 Fifty Cents 2010
Fifty Cents 2010 Australia Day Fifty Cents 2011 Fifty Cents 2012 Fifty Cents 2013 Fifty Cents 2014 Fifty Cents 2014 AIATSIS
Fifty Cents 2015 Fifty Cents 2016 Fifty Cents 2016 Changeover