|Coin Type||Fifty 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.
|Fifty Cents 2019 Possum Magic (NCLT)||unknown||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|
|Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait)||20,000||Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|
|Fifty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait)||20,000||Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|
|Fifty Cents 2019 (Gottwald Portrait)||20,000||Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|