Fifty Cents (NCLT), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Fifty Cents (NCLT), Coin Type from Australia (issued 1998 - )
Coin TypeFifty Cents (NCLT)

The Australian 50 cent denomination was first introduced as a silver coin with decimalisation on 14 February 1966, but was changed in 1969 to its current specifications: a large dodecagonal (12-sided) copper-nickel coin; apart from the usual design featuring the Australian Coat of Arms (by Stuart Devlin) which has not been changed since its introduction, the denomination is also often used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses. It is one of the heaviest coins in regular circulation in the world.

Apart from the circulating coinage, the Royal Australian Mint has an extensive program issuing 50 cent coins for collectors (Non-Circulating Legal Tender, or NCLT).


Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, date

Various reverse designs as separately described.

Reverse Inscription 50
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Cents (NCLT) - (12) Coins
Book Depository - Get Your Coin Catalogues Here
Book Depository - Get Your Coin Catalogues Here
Fifty Cents (NCLT): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-types Fifty Cents (Round, NCLT)
Face Value50 (x Cent)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagon - twelve sides
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.650 mm
Mass15.550 g