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Round Type I

1966 - 2006


The Type I round fifty cent is a unique issue in the sense that it is the only circulation decimal coin struck with a silver content. The silver content was significantly above face value and consequently the issue was discontinued after 1966 citing that it was too easily confused with the twenty cent coin. The fifty cent was later revised in 1969 as a dodecagonal coin. It features the coat of arms on the reverse and her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The issue was struck at the Royal Australian mint though a number of proofs and patterns are known to be struck at the Royal mint London.

The tails side of the coinThe heads side of the coinA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationA coin struck as a representation piece of a coin that never eventuated
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691966 36,357,909474951801105207701,1001,600 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1966 Proof18,0661301803505103,1003,5002006 Silver Proof5,829       Mintage1966 Double Bar PatternUnknown1966 No field design PatternUnknown1967 PatternUnknown1967 Uniface Obverse PatternUnknownValues are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.