Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Australia (issued 2000 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

The Australian half-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/2 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.


Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.600 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass15.553 g