|Coin Type||Fifty Cents (Round, 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). Some of them are round, as reference to the original format of the denomination.
Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, date.
|Obverse Inscription||Legend of the ruling monarch, date|
Various reverse designs as separately described.
|Fifty Cents 1998 (Silver, Crown)||15,000||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · FIFTY CENTS ·|
|Fifty Cents 1999 (Silver, Sixpence)||15,000||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · FIFTY CENTS ·|
|Fifty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George VI)||10,412||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · FIFTY CENTS ·|
|Fifty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)||5,829||Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006|