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50 Cents - Elizabeth II, Australia (Silver)

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50 Cents – Elizabeth II, Australia (Silver)

55.00

Handmade and very unique (50th Birthday) Gift made from an Australian Silver 50 cent coin

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  • metal: silver 0.800
  • Year: 1966
  • Size of coin ring: 15 – 22 mm (47-69)

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Description

About the coin:

The round fifty cent coin was the highest-denomination and largest diameter coin of the Australian dollar’s decimal coins, introduced in 1966. Due to large amounts made in 1966 and the rising cost of silver, it was not made in any other year. It was replaced by a dodecagonal 50 cent coin in 1969, which retained its reverse of the Australian Coat of Arms.

It was made of 80% silver and 20% copper, but as the value of a free-floating silver piece grew higher, the coins’ bullion value became higher than their face value and so were withdrawn from circulation. A total of 36.45 million coins were minted with 14 million put into circulation.

 

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Reverse

Australian coat of arms with large numerical denomination below

Lettering:
50
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Edge

Reeded

 

FEATURES:

Country Australia
Type circulating coin
Year 1966
Value 50 cents
Metal silver 0.800
Weight 13,28 g
Diameter 31,65 mm
Shape round

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.

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Size

15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm

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