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).

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, date
Reverse

Various reverse designs as separately described.

Reverse Inscription 50
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Cents (NCLT) - (12) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Cents 1998 (Silver, Crown) Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 15,000
Fifty Cents 1999 (Silver, Sixpence) Material: 0.9999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 15,000
Fifty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George VI) Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 10,412
Fifty Cents 2002 Accession Golden Jubilee (NCLT) Australia / Fifty Cents 2002 Accession Golden Jubilee (NCLT) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2002 Accession Golden Jubilee (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 32,102
Fifty Cents 2003 Coronation Golden Jubilee (NCLT) Australia / Fifty Cents 2003 Coronation Golden Jubilee (NCLT) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2003 Coronation Golden Jubilee (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 65,003
Fifty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) Material: 0.999 Silver
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,829
Fifty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 500
Fifty Cents 2019 Possum Magic (NCLT) Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 Possum Magic (NCLT) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 Possum Magic (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Second Portrait) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 20,000
Fifty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 20,000
Fifty Cents 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 20,000
Fifty Cents 2019 Christmas Decoration (NCLT) Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 Christmas Decoration (NCLT) - reverse photo Australia / Fifty Cents 2019 Christmas Decoration (NCLT) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Fifty Cents (NCLT): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-types Fifty Cents (Round, NCLT)
From1998
Face Value50 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagon - twelve sides
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.650 mm
Mass15.550 g
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